Cinema deeply inspires me from the way I dress, to my manners, to what I find to be beautiful. I love when Directors mess around a bit more with color, camera angles, lighting, and of course the storyline. I hope I can expand your knowledge in cinema. So sit back and relax, smoke your favorte pack of ciggies, as you watch these films.
Natrual Born Killers - Screenplay written by Quentin Tarantino, Directed by Oliver Stone. This film is about two seriel killers on the loose causing havoc, and the chase of a cop trying to track them down. I was first introduced to this movie while I was doing my research on the Columbine Shooting. Eric Harris, and Dylan Klebold gave there plan a code name which was "NBK", the plan that would ultimately kill many students and teachers. It is repordedly one of Eric and Dylan's favorite movie, which intriuged me. This movie was absolutely spectacular to watch from, the color, camera angles, and music. Is just increadible!
Ichi the Killer - Directed by Takashi Miike. The film is about a yakuza gang in Japan, and the events that unfold with the boss of the gang missing. This film brutal, from the torture scenes to down right unnearving. The use of color is apperent in this film is beautiful the reds, greens, and purples are mesmorizing. If you enjoy this kind of films I would also recommend you watch "Imprint" - Directed by Takashi Miike as well. Imprint was meant to be part of a series of episodes on a TV Network but this perticular episode directed by Takashi was banned. It was only relased later in the year as it's own film.
Nowhere - Directed by Gregg Araki. This film is about a gang of teens trying to make meaning of their lifes, regarding romance, sex, and drugs. This is also reportedly one of Dylan Klebold's favorite movies as he refrences it in his journal entries, thus again making it the reason I watched it. Honestly I would say Dylan has better taste in films, and music, than Eric. The set of this movie is beautiful, the way they were so maticulous about the rooms of each character is brilliant. You could see the amount of detail Gregg put into this film.
Daisies - Directed by Věra Chytilová. This film is about two girls, and their adventures. From scamming older men, to rebellion, and playing pratical pranks. Chytilová really expiremented with this film, from the filters, color, to editing, this film is quite avant-garde. Daisies was banned for several years after a Soviet clampdown in 1968, there reasoning behind the ban was said to be because the way the film showed the two main protaganist waisting food, in one of the scenes. The real reason behind the ban was for the anarchic spirit of the film, particularly its pre-punk middle finger to the establishment. Chytilova retorded back by having at the end of her film in the dedications: ‘Dedicated to those who get upset only over a stomped-upon bed of lettuce.’ The response was painful: Chytilova was not permitted to make another film in her native country until 1975.
CherryBomb - Directed by Lisa Barros D'Sa, Glenn Leyburn. This film is about two bestfriends one is straightlaced receiving all A's, while the other is a drug dealer living with his drug addicted father. And a girl they end up both being infactuated with. The plot mainly consists with the two bestfriends doing outrageous things to try and get the girl to sleep with one of them. There is also a murder that takes place, a who done it? Honestly all you have to know is Robert Sheehan stars in this film, he is horrifically brilliant.If you wish to see more of this Irish man, watch the uk tv show Misfits.
Perfect Sisters - Directed by Stanley Brooks. A single mother with 3 kids who has of tendency to just get up and leave town, to start again. The two main protaganist the two sisters tired of having to deal with their mother's alcholisim, and abusive boyfriend's, plot to kill their mother. This is based on a true story. This film is absolutely stunning, and heartbreaking. The last scene was an improve to scene, but I must say is one of the most hard hitting scenes in the film. It's one of those scenes that you catch yourself thinking about days later, and that's how you know it was fucking brilliant.
Battle Royale - Directed by Kinji Fukasaku. 42 students from class B are kidnapped and forced to kill each other till only one survives. Under the revolutionay "Battle Royale" act. This is basically the original version of Hunger Games, but way better. You get to see ninth graders become killers, backstabers, and a lot of blood. This film is brutal and not your friendly Hollywood film, like Hunger Games was, get ready to see bloood, torn flash, and suicides. This was the last film Fuksaku ever filmed before he passed.
Donnie Darko - Directed by Richard Kelly. This film is about Donnie Darko the main protagonist, he has sleep walking tendencies, and is being seen by a psychatrist for his hallucenations. Frank a demonic rabbit tells Donnie he only has 28 days before the end of the world, so it's up to Donnie to save the world. Donnie is anti-hero you could say, not your typical super hero. Donnie Darko is a classic, from the soundtrack, to the colors, to down right the dialouge. It's must a watch classic.
Suicide Club - Directed by Sion Sono. The police are inspecting the recent climb in suicides, as 54 school girls committed suicide by jumping in front of a train, jamming the train from all the limbs of the school girls. One detective is questioning wether these are suicides or are they murder? Sion Sono is a great directer. This movie is grotesquely breathtaking, really one of a kind, I would recommend to watch any of Sion Sono films.
Hizimu - Directed by Sion Sono. Two teenagers living in post-tsunami Japan commit violent acts against wrong-doers. The way Sono uses sound or therefore lack of is beautiful, and really makes you feel what the main protaginist are going through. It is inspiring while also being really quite frankly sad. I was first introduced to this film by Dylann Roof who quoted a line from this movie in his manifesto. “‘Even if my life is worth less than a speck of dirt, I want to use it for the good of society.’”
Resevoir Dogs - Directed by Quentin Tarantino. This film is about a group of men, planning to rob a jewlery store, and the before after and during. This was Tarantino first debut into Hollywood films, and has to be one of my favorites. The soundtrack is amazing, the way the music smoothly transitions into the scenes is mezmorizing. If you are a fan of his this is definetly a must watch. Also fun fact Tarantino spent all there budget for music in getting "Stuck in the middle with you".
Visitor Q - Directed by Takashi Miike. A stranger befriends a family comprising a sexually deviant father, an abused mother, a bullied son and a daughter who prostitutes hersel. This film is disturbing, from the abuse, incest, to down right the last scene of the film. This film is not for the light-harted. But it is definetly memorable movie, one that you will never forget.
Nymphomaniac Volume 1 & 2- Directed by Lars Von Trier. Joe a self-diagnosed nymphomanic is found half dead lying in a alleyway behind an apartment. She is found by Seligma, he takes her back to his home and, over tea, listens intently as Joe recounts the story of her libidinous life. This is a bewitching film, that questions your marality of good and bad. This is a film which makes you think, months after watching this film, I couldn't help but think about it, just a stunning film.
The Shinning - Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Jack Torrance becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer's block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy, and his son, Danny, who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack's writing goes nowhere and Danny's visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel's dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family. Honestly my favorite scene is with elevator, with the waterfall of blood. They way they set up the camera, and the colors was marvelous. Classic horror must watch.
Beetlejuice - Directed by Tim Burton. After Barbara and Adam Maitland die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the house. When the unbearable Deetzes and teen daughter Lydia buy the home, the Maitlands attempt to scare them away without success. Their efforts attract Beetlejuice, a rambunctious spirit whose "help" quickly becomes dangerous for the Maitlands and innocent Lydia. Beetlejuive is so fucking attractive, I guess you can say I have a thing for people who look dead.
Everything beautiful is so far away - Directed by Pete Ohs, Andrea Sisson. On an isolated desert planet, a man who is looking for parts to fix his robotic companion teams up with a young woman who is searching for a mythical lake. I just watched this film because Julia Garner stared in it and I loved her from Ozar. But this fucking film is beautiful, the sci-fi soundtrack, fits perfectly with the scenes. And they way the Ohs, and Sisson had the protaginist talk during the film is just beautiful.
Alice in Wonderland - Directed by Tim Burton. The calssic story of Alice, told by Tim Burton. Honestly don't waste your time watching Alice looking through the looking glass. It is not directed by Burton which is very apparent, all for the wrong reasons. Everything Burton was able to perfectually capture the second film was not able to do, the second film was a big flop.
Pan's Lybrynith - Directed by Guillermo del Toro. It's 1944 and the Allies have invaded Nazi-held Europe. In Spain, a troop of soldiers are sent to a remote forest to flush out the rebels. They are led by Capitan Vidal, a murdering sadist, and with him are his new wife Carmen and her daughter from a previous marriage, 11-year-old Ofelia. Ofelia witnesses her stepfather's sadistic brutality and is drawn into Pan's Labyrinth, a magical world of mythical beings. Don't be fooled in thinking this is a disney faritale, this is a brutal film, that will give you nightmares. Fun Fact, Stephen King went to the permier of this film sittind right next to Torro, and when the scene of pale man came up it scared the shit out of King.
Titanic - Directed by James Cameron. Honestly there is nothing that I can say about this film that has not been said already, it's brilliant. From Leonardo, to Kate Winslet to the soundtrack, to the colors, just fucking watch it. Cool fact, Dylann Roof watched this film multiple times as he enjoyed the film.
Simple Simon - Directed by Andreas Öhman. Simon decides to find the perfect girlfriend for his brother and finds the task is very difficult. Simon suffers from Asperger Syndrome, thus making it hard for him to be touched, or be able to fully fit in with other people, as he comes off as odd. With his brother recent break up Simon makes it his mission to find him a new girlfriend. This is honestly such a beautiful film, the colors red, and blue are stunning. The romance just makes the butterflies in your stomch go wild. It's a cute film to watch, it also stars Bill Skarsgård.
Submarine - Directed by Richard Ayoade. The film is about an odd, wuirky boy who sets out to get a classmate to fall in love with him. He also has weird fascination of knowing his parents information, from sneaking into there rooms routenly, cheking if they have had sex, and just sneaking around his own house, spying. It's another quirky rommance, which is filmed by Richard Ayode who starred in the british tv show The IT Crowd. You can really tell in the film just how much of a fan and how much research Richard knows about cinematography. And the inspiration Richard picked up from other directors. The shots he films, to perfectly setting the mood, the characters dilect, it's a brilliant film.
The Truman Show - Directed by Peter Weir. Truman lives his life not knowing that he is being filmed, actually he has been filmed since the day he was first born. They had set up an eloborate scheme of making Truman feel as though he lives a normal life, but that couldn;t be farther from the truth. As everything he does, and says is being filmed and is part of a tv show named The Truman Show. As time goes on Truman starts suspect that maybe his life isn't completly normal, that there is something wierd going on, The film is amazing, it really makes you think, and what is the message the film is trying to distrubute. It's a hard hitting film, and everyone should come out of the film with there own interrputation of the film. That is why I shall hold back what I belive the film is trying to say.
The Bad Man - Directed by Scott Schirmer. A couple are kidnapped and tortured by a sadistic clown who is bent on transforming them into a "doll" and a "dog," servile sex slaves that will be sold to the highest bidders. This film is fucking grotesquely erotic. I am quite sadisctic so the way this showcased the degaration of humans, as they slowly loose every part of themselves is amazing. To the wicked, disgusting one-sided love that blooms is great.
Good Time - Directed by Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie. Screenplay by Ronald Bronstein. After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine "Connie" does about pretty much anything to get his brother Nick out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalized night, Connie finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing their lives hang in the balance. This film was a fresh breath to all the other films I've seen, it's beautiful, puts you on the edge of your seat, and heartbreaking.
A Single Man - Directedd by Tom Ford. Mourning the loss of his partner Jim, George Falconer, an English professor working in Los Angeles, is finding life increasingly difficult to face. After being ignored by the family of his partner upon his death, George has now decided to end it all by committing suicide. While preparing for his departure, George encounters some of the people he has met during his time in Los Angeles and they notice a change in the man. The shots of this film are stunning the way Ford uses color to convey emotion is brilliant. Plus Nicholas Hoult stars in the film, what can I say I'am still madly in love with this man, from my chilhood from the one and only true Uk tv show "Skins".
Basketball Diaries - Directed by Scott Kalvert. Screenplay by Scott Kalvert. Jim Carroll is consumed by his life as a high school basketball star. Pressured by a wicked coach and a concerned mother, Jim develops an appetite for heroin. Soon, the mean streets of New York City have replaced the basketball court as his main destination. Jim and his friends scrounge, steal and prostitute themselves to score drugs. Jim's only chance to escape addiction may be Reggie, a neighborhood friend and hoops companion. This film is a small peak into the life od Jim Carroll a real man who went through this, so don't expect a happy ending.
Daydream Nation - Directed by Mike Goldbach. Forced to move to a boring backwater town, a teenager embarks on affairs with a teacher and a stoner classmate. This film has it all from teacher student rommance, murder, cinematography, and depression. Really beautiful film, I just have a things for stupid teenage angsty fil,s if you have not already caught on.
Maniac - Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga.Annie Landsberg and Owen Milgrim are two strangers who are drawn to the late stages of a mysterious pharmaceutical trial. Each has a different reason for participating in the experiment -- she is disaffected and aimless, fixated on broken relationships with her mother and sister, while he has struggled throughout his life with a disputed diagnosis of schizophrenia. The radical treatment, using pills that the inventor claims can repair anything about the mind, draws Annie, Owen and 10 other subjects into a three-day drug trial that they're told will permanently solve all of their problems, with no complications or side effects. Unfortunately, things don't go as planned.
Ms.45 - Directed by Abel Ferrara. a New York garment worker gets raped twice in one day, these events deeply affect her, becoming distordted by her hatred by men. She goes on killing rampage killing men. This film is great, it shows the downfall of a women loosing touch with her morals, as revenge overtakes her, becoming blinded. This film was a great fresh breath of air, as seeing women be cruel, unforgiving killers in films is rare. I enjoy seeing the deep horrors a women can inflic. A good to film to watch with your boyfriend, lol.
Hard Candy - Directed by David Slade. Hayley is a precocious teenager who goes to a coffee shop to meet Jeff, a grown man, a famous photographer she met on the Internet. From the coffee date they go to Jeff's house and things quickly escalate. When I first saw this film I was blown away, I kept rambeling about it. The color and camera angels are beautiful. Ellen Page of course never dissapoints always wonderful to see her execute her roles.
Child's Play - Directed by Tom Holland. Classic horror films about a doll that comes to life and terrozises Andy. Just watch them all Child's Play is a series that is consistantly funny, filled with gore, and just a series of films that are done well. While not all the films are spectucular they have parts within the film that are definetly worth the watch.
Pretty in Pink - Directed by Howard Deutch. Andie is an outcast at her Chicago high school, hanging out either with her older boss, who owns the record store where she works, or her quirky classmate Duckie, who has a crush on her. When one of the rich and popular kids at school, Blane, asks Andie out, it seems too good to be true. As Andie starts falling for Blane, she begins to realizes that dating someone from a different social sphere is not easy. Duckie is my ideal man, I love his eccentricity. A classic romance film. Beautiful, breathtaking, amazing.
26 Years - Directed by Keun-hyun Cho. Twenty-six years after the 1980 massacre at Gwangju, South Korea, three relatives of the victims come together to avenge the infamous orchestrator. This movie is spectucular it reminds me a bit of Kill Bill Vol 1 with the cartoon aspect. The film is very touching, warm, and cold. The female lead, Shim Mi-Jin is very cool, and I wish we could've seen more of Shim Mi-Jin and Kwak Jin-Bae they were great together on screen. I loved the ending, as it leads the viwer with a flame to do something about the curent climate in Korea regarding the 1980 massacre at Gwangju.
Coraline - Directed by Henry Selick. While exploring her new home, a girl named Coraline discovers a secret door, behind which lies an alternate world that closely mirrors her own but, in many ways, is better. She rejoices in her discovery, until Other Mother and the rest of her parallel family try to keep her there forever. Coraline must use all her resources and bravery to make it back to her own family and life.
One Day - Directed by Lone Scherfig. On July 15, 1988 -- the day of their college graduation -- two people from opposite sides of the tracks begin a lifelong friendship. Emma, an idealist from a working-class family, wants to make the world a better place. Dexter, a playboy, thinks the world is his oyster. For the next 20 years, the two friends reunite on the 15th of each July, sharing dreams, tears and laughter -- until they discover what they've been searching for, each other.
Martyrs - Directed by Pascal Laugier. Two young women who were both victims of abuse as children embark on a bloody quest for revenge only to find themselves plunged into a living hell of depravity.
Kill Bil Vol 1 - Directed by Quentin Tarantino. A former assassin, known simply as The Bride, wakes from a coma four years after her jealous ex-lover Bill attempts to murder her on her wedding day. Fueled by an insatiable desire for revenge, she vows to get even with every person who contributed to the loss of her unborn child, her entire wedding party, and four years of her life. After devising a hit list, The Bride sets off on her quest, enduring unspeakable injury and unscrupulous enemies. There is nothing original I can say about this film other than watch it.