Special mention: “Funny Games” (1997)
Take my advice and just stick with the 1997 German version. The accents will drive you a bit crazy but what made this film work so well was the directors way of lingering on shots. 2 [...]
I’ve watched this trailer a couple times now and I’m still not sure exactly what the hell I am watching but damn, is it ever good. Coming to us from director Terry Gilliam and starring Christoph Waltz this one just kind of grabs you by the throat and does not let go: Here’s the official synopsis for ZERO THEOREM:
SYNOPSIS: “In a highly structured and bureaucratic state, the government has installed extreme and highly counterproductive measures for which to track down terrorists. A ‘bug’ in the system mixes up the last name of a terrorist (Tuttle) and an innocent man (ironically enough Buttle). Thus, the wrong man (Buttle) is arrested and killed while Tuttle continues to roam free. Sam Lowry, an average man with a mother who ‘knows people’ is assigned to investigate the … Continue reading
SYNOPSIS: A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake. REVIEW: Every now and then a great film comes along that is worth mentioning. Director Terry Gilliam, was about to introduce one of his greatest creations that while still ladled with some of his trademark stylings, would be a commercial success AND one of “his” … Continue reading
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) Trailer King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many very silly obstacles.
Trailer: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.
Trailer: The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) An account of Baron Munchausen’s supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.
Trailer: The Fisher King (1991) A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake.
Trailer: Twelve Monkeys (1995) In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.
Trailer: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychadelic escapades.
Jabberwocky (1977) Trailer A young peasant, with no interest in adventure or fortune, is mistaken as the kingdom’s only hope when a horrible monster threatens the countryside.
SYNOPSIS: “A young boy’s wardrobe contains a time hole. Through this hole an assortment of short people (i.e. dwarfs) come while escaping from their master, the supreme being. They take Kevin with them on their adventures through time from Napoleonic times to the Middle Ages to the early 1900s, to the time of Legends and the Fortress of Ultimate Darkness where they confront Evil.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: British television comedy received a good shot in … Continue reading
SYNOPSIS: “In 1811, in a French occupied Germany, the crooks Brothers Grimm pretend to fight against evil witches and monsters to make money. However, they are arrested by Cavaldi and General Delatombe, but they have a chance to redeem themselves in the village of Marbaden, where ten young girls have vanished. Will and Jacob are guided by the local Angelika through an enchanted forest where they face the evil Mirror Queen that depends on the … Continue reading
SYNOPSIS: In London, the sideshow troupe of Doctor Parnassus promises to the audiences a journey to the “Imaginarium”, an imaginary world commanded by the mind of Doctor Parnassus where dreams come true. In the stories that Doctor Parnassus tells to his daughter Valentina, to the midget Percy, and his assistant Anton, he claims to have more than one thousand years; however, when he felt in love for a mortal, he made a deal with the … Continue reading
Bradford, 14th February 2011 â€“ Bradford International Film Festivalâ€™s Artistic Director Tony Earnshaw today announced that award winning filmmaker Terry Gilliam will receive the Fellowship Award and a retrospective tribute to his work at this yearâ€™s Festival which runs 16th â€“ 27th March. Gilliam has brought his unusual mindset to an array of films that continue to provoke debate and entice audiences into new worlds of wonder and fantasy. Following a spell with the Monty … Continue reading
SYNOPSIS: “An unknown and lethal virus has wiped out five billion people in 1996. Only one percent of the population has survived by the year 2035, and is forced to live underground. A convict named James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to 1996 to gather information about the origin of the epidemic (who he is told was spread by a mysterious Army Of The Twelve Monkeys) and locate the virus before … Continue reading