The Film: The Man from Earth (2007). The director: Richard Schenkman. Plot synopsis: A professor at a University is leaving his post to move on and retire. At his leaving party, brought on very unexpectedly, he divulges to his peers that he has … Continue reading Awesome films you may not have seen. #7.
The Film: Nueve Reinas. The director: Fabien Bielinsky. Plot synopsis: The ultimate heist film. Marcos, an expert conman, lures Juan, an amateur thief and fraudster into working with him. It’s a story of the master taking a prodigy under his wing, teaching him the tricks of the trade and aiming for a huge heist which will leave them both rich – stealing the ‘Nine Queens’ stamps. The duo plan to cross a number of people on their way, all the while it gets more complicated as they have to cut others into the deal. It’s hard to find a good clip in English … Continue reading Awesome films that you may not have seen. #6
The Film: Freeway (1996). The director: Matthew Bright. Plot synopsis: A strong, independent teenage girl, Vanessa (Reese Witherspoon), from a broken home leaves to avoid being put in a foster home when her mother and step-father are arrested. She gets more than she bargained for when she ends up hitchhiking with a sick and twisted serial killer/paedophile/necrophiliac, “Bob”, (Kiefer Sutherland) in an attempt to reach her grandma’s house quicker. A play on the Red Riding Hood fairy tale, but quirky and unlike most films you’ll ever see. A hybrid of dark comedy and drama surprisingly works well together and remains interesting until the end. Why should I watch it? Kiefer Sutherland’s … Continue reading Awesome films that you may not have seen. #5
The Film: Cell 211 (2009). The director: Daniel Monzon. Plot synopsis: Juan, a prison officer due to start work the next day in a maximum security jail, is on a tour of the facilities when he gets knocked unconscious. Unable to take him to … Continue reading Awesome films that you may not have seen. #4
The Film: Mesrine: Killer Instinct – Parts 1 & 2. (2008) The director: Jean-Francois Richet. Plot synopsis: A drama-thriller about the life of Jacques Mesrine, a notorious French gangster in the 1960s and 70s, profiling him throughout his criminal career, escapes from prison and … Continue reading Awesome films that you may not have seen. #3
The Film: Running Scared (2006) The director: Wayne Kramer. Plot synopsis: Gang member Joey Gazzelle (Paul Walker) inadvertently causes a major incident which could lead to his gang all being arrested. He has to make amends before they, or the police, find out. Thrown into … Continue reading Awesome films that you may not have seen. – #2
Firstly, I have to point out that this isn’t the Charlie Sheen film, although parts of it are as funny as his mental breakdown. The Film: No Man’s Land (2001) The director: Denis Tanovic. Plot synopsis: A dark-comedy set during the Bosnian-Serbian conflict. It … Continue reading Awesome films that you may not have seen. – #1