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03 April 2006 @ 09:39 am
Film Festival so far...  
Today's DAY FOUR of the festival.

No time to write them all up, but here are some of the best that I've seen so far:

The Descent: Fantastic horror film about a group of old friends, each of them to varying degrees adventure sportswomen (y'know... whitewater rafting, mountain climbing, etc), get together for a spelunking trip. Needless to say, things go terribly, terribly wrong once they're in the caves. Some of the thrills and scares in this film were so intense that the whole theatre jolted in shock. My adrenaline was thoroughly expended by it.

District 13: In Paris of the near future, the government has given up on its poorest citizens, withdrawing the police and just walling them in. Fortunately, they still have Leito, the most unbelievable ass kicker in French history. This is one of the funnest, most stunt-tastic action adventure movies I've ever seen. The breaks in the action of this taut rollercoaster ride are few and brief, hardly even enough time for you to catch your breath.

The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai: This mildly disturbing Japanese sex comedy is definitely the most bizarre anti-war film I've ever seen, and probably one of the strangest films period. The main character is a prostitute that becomes super intelligent after being shot in the head. Her nemesis: George Bush's disembodied finger, which flies around saying things like "I do not need UN approval to invade your vagina!"

This Film Not Yet Rated: I'm not usually a big fan of documentaries, but this one about the ultra-secretive MPAA is fantastic. If you've ever wondered how depicting bloodless killing in films gets you a PG-13 rating while showing a woman actually enjoying sex is likely to get you a profit-killing NC-17 or higher rating, then check this out. It's lively and engaging.

 
 
Listening to: Amy Miles - "Put"
 
 
 
beggarsoshat on April 3rd, 2006 02:38 pm (UTC)
This sounds like my kinda film fest :)
I've been championing The Descent for a while, I think it's one of the best horror flicks for ages - in fact it won 'best horror' at the Empire magazine awards and director Neil Marshall got up onstage with the cast and declared they were "my bitches."

13th District (or District 13 or Suburbs 13 or Banlieue 13 or whatever it's called now) is a hoot too, ain't it? Cyril Raffaelli (the bad guy from Kiss of the Dragon) is awesome in it. What's bizarre is that when it came out in France in 2004, folks thought it was far-fetched for showing disaffected poor Parisians rioting in the streets and the government's dismissal of them as criminal scum... and then this happened.
Diary of an Ass Monkeyassmonkeydiary on April 3rd, 2006 02:44 pm (UTC)
Re: This sounds like my kinda film fest :)
It's totally your kind of fest. Come join us for it next year!

Yeah, I found the political stuff in District 13 totally believable. What a difference a couple years make. I never saw Kiss of the Dragon, but it sounds like I should.
she_thing on April 3rd, 2006 03:44 pm (UTC)
I like the stockings. Very nice.

She has a really small butt though.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd:  green tikiassmonkeydiary on April 3rd, 2006 03:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but the really short butts can be pretty amusing now and again.
she_thing on April 3rd, 2006 03:48 pm (UTC)
Well that's nice to hear. My butt is so small it's almost concave, but now it's just amusing. yay!
poshgeordielad on April 3rd, 2006 04:48 pm (UTC)
small but perfectly formed
I have to say I did not notice the stockings, but on second looks, that is a very small botty. It's not long since a certain pro model displayed in this august archive was accused of being a ten year old boy. In this case it is only the arrangement of the pelvic girdle which make the subject female. I would prefer a little more flesh, but if gamine is what grabs you, here it be.
guidosaur on April 5th, 2006 05:29 am (UTC)
hey look! a man bum....