PIETA

Sure, “Pieta” is disturbing, but its shocks are strictly been there, done that…

Posted on July 12, 2013 in Reviews by

FATAL

2013 SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! “Fatal” is the anti-Tarantino, and the antithesis of Charles Bronson’s “Death Wish.” Retribution is dealt in sloppy strokes by fumbling fingers…

Posted on June 8, 2013 in Reviews by

PUSHING HIS LUCK: INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKER LUIS PRIETO

Luis Prieto’s “Pusher” will encourage you to pay off your Master Card… pronto…

Posted on October 31, 2012 in Interviews by

ELITE SQUAD: THE ENEMY WITHIN

Screw the Dark Knight. In Brazil, a Battalion Beret is mightier than the Cape…

Posted on December 2, 2011 in Reviews by

POINT BLANK

BOOM! “Point Blank” will shoot you from a cannon, and you won’t hit the ground until its closing credits…

Posted on July 25, 2011 in Reviews by

DONOR

2011 SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! Hate men? “Donor” will feed your fire. Lumbering towards its staggeringly depressing finale, Mark Afable Meily’s potent downer rolls out a human doormat, then soils it with the dirty feet of an immature sociopath…

Posted on June 8, 2011 in Reviews by

GORE-GEOUS: INTERVIEW WITH “I SAW THE DEVIL” DIRECTOR KIM JEE-WOON

With translator in tow to cut through the language barrier, Kim Jee-woon promotes his supremely scary film before its stateside release in March…

Posted on March 4, 2011 in Interviews by

I SAW THE DEVIL

“I Saw the Devil” is a gorgeous film about horrible things. Days after the screening, I still carry its unsettling baggage with me…

Posted on February 27, 2011 in Reviews by

THE SICILIAN GIRL

You may see some of the twists coming, but I can virtually guarantee you won’t spot the ending even if you’ve grown up exclusively on Mafia films …

Posted on December 30, 2010 in Reviews by