Category Archives: SURREAL COMEDY/THRILLER

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Monday November 27, 2017 ***** “THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL” Directed by LUIS BUNUEL ***** interpreted by Silvia Pinal, Claudio Brook…

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This is one of Luis Bunuel seminal films from his Mexican period …

“The Exterminating Angel” (1962) is a macabre comedy, a mordant view of human nature that suggests we harbor savage instincts and unspeakable secrets. Take a group of prosperous dinner guests and pen them up long enough, he suggests, and they’ll turn on one another like rats in an overpopulation study.

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***MONDAY OCTOBER 31st, 2016 *** “WILD TALES” ******* directed by Damián Szifron ***** starring Ricardo Darin, Oscar Martinez, Darío Grandinetti… Mónica Villa

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We thought it would be opportune to show this highly acclaimed film on Halloween…It was  waiting for the right night to be viewed and discussed …”Wild tales” (Relatos Salvajes)  is a 2014 Argentine black comedy anthology film composed of six standalone shorts, all written and directed by Damián Szifron, united by a common theme of violence and vengeance  in  surreal situations that are played with gusto by culturally incorrect characters…

It stars an ensemble cast consisting of Ricardo Darín, Oscar Martínez, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Érica Rivas, Rita Cortese, Julieta Zylberberg, and Darío Grandinetti, and was co-produced by Agustín Almodóvar and Pedro Almodóvar. The film’s musical score was composed by Gustavo Santaolalla. It was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards, won the Best Film Not in the English Language at the 69th British Academy Film Awards, and also won the Best Ibero-American Film at the 2nd Platino Awards.

 

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MONDAY MARCH 9, 2015 *** ” BEETLEJUICE ” *** directed by TIM BURTON *** with MICHAEL KEATON, ALEC BALDWIN, GEENA DAVIS, WINONA RYDER

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MONDAY JANUARY 12, 2014= ****** BIRDMAN or (the unexpected virtue of ignorance) ” ****** directed by ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU ****** with MICHAEL KEATON, ZACH GALIFIANAKIS, EDWARD NORTON, ANDREA RISEBOROUGH, AMY RYAN, EMMA STONE, NAOMI WATTS

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MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014 *** THE COOK, THE THIEF,THE WIFE, THE LOVER *** directed by PETER GREENAWAY *** with MICHAEL GAMBON, HELEN MIRREN ***

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MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014 ****** THE STUNT MAN ******* directed by RICHARD RUSH with PETER O’TOOLE, STEVE RAILSBACK and BARBARA HERSHEY