Atypical Serial killer Movies # 2

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2 – Buffet froid (Bertrand Blier, France, 1979)

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A delightful metaphorical farce on dehumanization starring young Gerard Depardieu in top form along veterans Bernard Blier and Jean Carmet as a trio of men so bored and depressed by the climax of their surroundings of newly constructed lifeless building development (basically a concrete jungle), they start killing people at night as a hobby…

Silly situations, loony characters, quick-witted, cynical with lots of great performances by the leads, but also notable and funny cameos by Carole Bouquet and Michel Serreault.

Buffet froid is top black humor with clever dialogues, outrageous sequences and circumstantial cold and depress lighting by cinematographer Jean Penzer. Unforgettable and influential.

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Atypical Serial killer Movies # 3

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3 – Man Bites dog (C’est arrivé près de chez vous) Belvaux-Bonzel-Poelvoorde, Belg, 1992)

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A film crew follows the everyday life of an extrovert serial killer.

Even by today’s standards there is still some highly provocative moments in this independent satirical and gruesome film from Belgium. Shot in a documentary style before it was a la mode, it follows the adventures of a serial killer (amazing Benoit Poelvoorede) with a cynical tone and full of self indulgence. It’s definitely not to everyone’s taste as it crosses violently the boundaries of decency more than a few times.

A classic of modern horror and senseless provocation.

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Fantasia 2017: Bad Genius (Thailand – 2017)

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Nattawut Poonpiriya’s Bad Genius is a fun ride. The Buzz around the film is so good, the Fantasia Film Fest team added a screening.

A Math exam cheating story shot as a thriller? Yes!

In Bad genius Lynn is a gifted Math student who comes from humble background. In exchange of money, she helps a fellow student, from a wealthier family, by finding a (suspenseful) way to share with her the results to a difficult test. What is a sole effort eventually becomes a more elaborate scam involving an exam-cheating syndicate. Continue reading

Fantasia 2017 : Ron Goossens, Low Budget Stuntman (Netherlands)

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The humor is straight forward and pretty vulgar in Ron Goossens, Low Budget Stuntman. It works several times and fails at others. This silly comedy is directed by Dutch duet Steffen Haars & Flip Van der Kuil.

After a video of a failed stunt (he was dead drunk) becomes viral, Ron uses his new found celebrity to become a canon fodder on film sets, while trying to seduce a movie celebrity to win a bet he made with his girlfriend.

Ron Goossens, Low Budget Stuntman is a no-brainer deprived of any political correctness (there is some amusing drunk driving and failed stunts) on a Continue reading

CAFE SOCIETY (Woody Allen, 2016)

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CAFE SOCIETY is the new pedestrian ride from woody Allen. It stars Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart

Technically speaking it is a Big Budget for Allen (30 millions).

It is the 1930s and Young Bronx native, Bobby tries to make it to Hollywood with help from an uncle who’s a Star agent with Continue reading