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Child of God Though I still havent seen, this Cormac McCarthy adaptation from director/actor James Franco is by many accounts an utterly brutal affair. Starring Franco, Scott Haze and the great Tim Blake Nelson, the film is an apparently graphic, bleak depiction of a social outsider who falls deeper into crime, madness and violence. Its one of my must-catch-ups this holiday week.
Dark Skies Theres a tendency to mistake something described as underrated or undervalued for a flat out gem. While I wouldnt go so far with Dark Skies, this sci-fi/horror was certainly dumped and then largely written off, when its a nicely affecting blend of haunted house and alien invasion. A lot of notes are attempted, including domestic drama and coming-of-age, and thanks to director Scott Stewarts investment in his characters, many are hit. Solid and, at least by me, recommended.
I, Frankenstein I wont, but you can!
LFO: The Movie Highly acclaimed out of its many screenings at festivals fantastic, this Swedish sci-fi film released by Dark Sky and produced by Spectrevision (Daniel Noah, Elijah Wood and Josh C. Waller) follows demented misfit Robert Nord. When his basement experiments with sound signals inadvertently lead Robert to a frequency that can hypnotize the people around him, he soon puts his newfound power to dark and dangerous uses. Another title thats a priority this last week of 2014.
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones Envisioned and marketed as a spin-off, this early 2014-released sidequel was, by films end, right in the middle of main Paranormal Activity action. A bit more bonkers, a bit more R-rated in its content and a bit more energetic, Marked Ones is also still ultimately packed with the fleeting, familiar frights this series deals in.
The Strange Color of Your Bodys Tears Sitting very firmly in my top films of the year, Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzanis Amer follow-up goes even harder in its pursuit of fetishistic, psychotropic gialli stylings. Strange Color is an exhilarating, experimental odyssey and one which Im afraid wont lend itself to the easily distracted method of Netflix viewing. If youre checking it out, put everything away and really get into it.