July 20th, 2010

amd: angel and the ape gigantic

more festival films

Finished off the Q-Fest/Danger After Dark Festival with three films last week.

On Thursday, I saw You Should Meet My Son!, a zany, low budget, fish-out-of-water comedy about a conservative Southern mother venturing into the gay lifestyle to find a new man for her son. It was pretty cute.

Then later that night, I saw Enter the Void, a film which really freaked me out. In a good way. It's one of the trippiest films I've ever experienced. Establishing it's uniqueness early on, the entire film is shot in the first person. Through the eyes of the main character, a young Canadian drug deal living in Tokyo, we take hallucinogenic drugs, commit crimes, and get killed. And that's where the movie really gets started. Much of the movie is about what happens to his consciousness from the moment of death until the moment of his next reincarnation.

Saw Red White & Blue Saturday night. It was a hard film to enjoy, but an interesting one to watch. It's an unusual revenge story set in Austin, Texas, following two residents of a boarding house. I mainly went to see it because Noah Taylor (from Flirting and The Year My Voice Broke) was in it, but now I wish I could disassociate it from my memories of him.

I also saw Inception Saturday, but I'm going to have to save that for another post.