Persepolis (2007) – Movie Wallpaper

[ View Image (1024×616) ] Really nice use of texture to create light and shadows in “Persepolis.” Caption: Marjane visiting her uncle Anouche the night before he is executed. Illustration from Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud. Image Source: Official still that was used in the original French release of the film. Courtesy of…

The Blood Spattered Bride (1972) – Movie Wallpaper

[ View Image (1024×834) ] An interesting Carmilla lesbian vampire fueled tale of marital discord. The film is gothic, sadistic and features some really off the wall twists that make it stand out from similar films that have reworked the tales of Carmilla. I first saw this film at perhaps 7 am at the end…

Sukiyaki Western Django (2007) – Movie Wallpaper

[ View Image (1024×683) ] Over at Jason Gray’s site’s he has a quick take on Miike’s latest, “Sukiyaki Western Django” (as well as a TIFF contest). “Overall: A good time at the movies. There are perhaps too many ingredients in the stew, but fans of Miike, (Spaghetti) Westerns, Tarantino and genre films in general…

Persepolis (2007) – Movie Wallpaper

[ View Image (1024×748) ] I like stylization of the smoke from the cigarette in this image along with a brighter version of the table markings from “Persepolis.” Caption: Marjane, her parents, and Siamek’s wife and Laly listen as Siamek explains the torture he underwent in prison. Illustration from Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent…

Never Belongs to Me (2005) – Movie Wallpaper

[ View Image (1024×688) ] Playing tonight at Fantastic Fest (screening info) is one of the more jaded entries for this years fest. The film is fairly episodic but packs in more exploitation and left turns than some even crazier and more lurid midnight type film entries. It isn’t called the “Penis Gun” movie for…

Secret Sunshine (2007) – Movie Wallpaper

[ View Image (1024×684) ] Wonderfully composed image from “Secret Sunshine” that seems to be foreshadowing a rocky journey ahead. ::: Lee Chang-dong at Tokyo Filmex (Ryuganji) ::: FILMeX Spreads Sunshine (Jason Gray) Image Source: Official still that was used in the original international release of the film. Related Links: ::: IMDb Profile ::: Lunapark6…

Persepolis (2007) – Movie Wallpaper

[ View Image (1024×550) ] More great artwork from “Persepolis.” Caption: Marjane listens as her as her parents are astonished to see their friend Siamek who just got out of prison. Siamek’s wife and daughter, Laly, are with him. Illustration from Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud. Image Source: Official still that was used…

Lifeline (1997) – Movie Wallpaper

[ View Image (1024×726) ] Lau Ching Wan stars as Yau Sui in Johnnie To’s action packed fireman film “Lifeline” aka “Shi wan huo ji.” Image Source: Official still that was used in the original Hong Kong release of the film. Related Links: ::: IMDb Profile 0

Fantastic Fest Day One Recommends

First off to Kier-La you will most certainly be missed out at Fantastic Fest (www.fantasticfest.com) this year! I will be covering Fantastic Fest here and at Twitch this year. Expect to see interviews on Twitch that I did with the directors of Uncle’s Paradise, The Ferryman and Flight of the Living Dead. An interview I…