House of 9 (2005) Review

Synopsis: Nine strangers, with no apparent connection between them are abducted: drugged, kidnapped and sealed in a house together My Quick Review: What a waste of time and opportunities. What is supposed to be a study in human nature just turns out to be a supreme borefest with bad fake british accents. House of 9 is […]

The Forbidden Door (2009) Review

Original Name: Pintu Terlarang Synopsis: The life of a successful sculptor is turned upside down when he begins receiving mysterious messages from someone who asks for his help. My Quick Review: My first Anwar’s movie experience was recently with Modus Anomali, a very intense Thriller with a twist. I was already seduced. But this Lynchian experience […]

Countdown (2012) Review

Synopsis: (from IMDb) Three Thai teens in New York City are planning the New Year’s Party of their lives. They called Jesus, a drug dealer, to drop off some stuff at their apartment so they can celebrate and countdown the end of the year in style. Little did they know that Jesus’ visit that night will […]

Red Room (1999) Review

Original Title: Akai misshitsu (heya): Kindan no ôsama geemu Synopsis: How low would you go to win a million dollars? Just how desperate are you for the cash? Desperate enough to enter the Red Room? Quick Review: You got to give it to the japanese: they know their shit when it’s about showing weird twisted human […]

The Poughkeepsie Tapes Review

Synopsis (from IMDb): In an abandoned house in Poughkeepsie, New York murder investigators uncover hundreds of tapes showing decades of a serial killer’s work. My Short Review: The Poughkeepsie Tapes is a mockumentary about a serial killer, mixing found footage from interviews and actual footage taken by the killer. And maybe I should not have watched this […]

Berberian Sound Studio Review

Year: 2012 Director: Peter Strickland Synopsis: A sound engineer’s work for an Italian horror studio becomes a terrifying case of life imitating art. My quick Review: If you are a horror movies fan or would like to know more about what’s going on behing the scenes of a movie, you should definitively watch Berberian Sound Studio. […]

The Snowtown Murders Review

Year: 2011 Director: Justin Kurzel Synopsis: Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother’s new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder. My Short Review: For his first movie, director Justin Kurzel has decided to tell the story of Australia’s […]

Precut Girl Review

Year: 2009 Director: Eric Dinkian Synopsis (from IMDb): A young Japanese girl discovers that she cannot die. From then she will explore the moment of death by killing herself repeatedly. My Short Review: I was checking out some trailers on Youtube yesterday when a link to another video caught my eyes. This is how I […]

7 Days Review

Original Title: Les 7 Jours du Talion Year: 2010 Director: Daniel Grou (Podz) Summary (from IMDb): A doctor seeks revenge by kidnapping, torturing and killing the man who raped and murdered his young daughter. My Short Review: 7 Days is at time hard to watch but nonetheless a tremendous scoreless movie experience transcended by the performances […]

6 Souls (aka Shelter) Review

Year: 2010, rereleased in 2013 Director: Måns Mårlind + Björn Stein Starring: Julianne Moore, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jeffrey DeMunn Summary: (from IMDb) A female forensic psychiatrist discovers that all of one of her patient’s multiple personalities are murder victims. She will have to find out what’s happening before her time is finished. Neoli’s Review: Don’t mind the critics. […]