A man starts to think his live-in disco-loving father is The Greasy Strangler. Almost too-deliberately cultish, this is nevertheless funny and weird with bags of chutzpah, deliberately lo-fi gore, plenty of WTF moments, and a clear visual sensibility.
A housesitter is driven mad by her new job. Light on plot, but heavy on black and white style and with moments of jumpy weirdness, Darling is a tidy and minimalist psychological horror that makes the most of its limited resources.
Misfit birds have to channel their anger to rescue the eggs stolen from their village by piratical pigs. Unexpectedly superior animated comedy packing in buckets of slapstick, porky puns, and a little pathos into an engaging 90 minutes of game-based fun.
At the end of WW2, a raw recruit is posted to an experienced tank crew as the allies push into the heart of Germany. Brutal and unflinching, this is held together by one of Pitt’s best performances, underscored by some standout photography. Watch it. 🙂
Small scale, Indonesian hyper carnage at the hands of Welshman, Gareth Evans. More winces per square inch than any US action film in recent memory as lone cop battles his way through floor after floor of increasing madness. A must see. 😮
Immaculately produced biopic of conscientious objector Desmond T. Doss who saved 75 people during WW2. An incredible tale that falters as a film as you never really connect with any of the one dimensional characters. Earnest, yes, but disappointing. 😐