Raw

Raw France/Belgium (2016) Dir. Julia Ducournau Having already been familiar with the synopsis of this French/Belgian film and going by the first 20 minutes or so, my initial summation was “Like Animal House with the emphasis on Animal”. Little did I know that I would regret such premature flippancy. Teenage vegetarian and aspiring vet Justine … Continue reading Raw

Harry, He’s Here To Help (Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien)

Harry, He's Here To Help (Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien) France (2000) Dir. Dominik Moll When we can’t rely on our families we turn to our friends instead (those of you that actually have friends) but what if they are even less help? What if they serve to make your problems even … Continue reading Harry, He’s Here To Help (Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien)

Alléluia

Alléluia Belgium (2014) Dir. Fabrice Du Welz For his fourth film, Belgian director Fabrice Du Welz has chosen to add to the many inspired by the real life story of the Lonely Hearts Killers of the late 1940’s, murderous husband and wife Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck. Alléluia is the tale of hard working single … Continue reading Alléluia

The Ordeal (Calvaire)

The Ordeal (Calvaire) Belgium/France (2004) Dir. Fabrice Du Welz Marc Stevens (Laurent Lucas) is a flamboyant wannabe singer playing mostly in very small clubs and retirement homes. En route to a Christmas show Marc’s van breaks down in the middle of a forest. A passing local named Boris (Jean-Luc Couchard) takes Marc to a small … Continue reading The Ordeal (Calvaire)