Ghosts of the Ozarks

Ghosts of the Ozarks (2021)

Ghosts of the Ozarks has its international première at Grimmfest Easter Edition 2022 In 1866, America was a scarred country which, having just emerged from the violent divisions of Civil War, was in need of healing. As a young physician who had served the Union as a field surgeon, African-American James McCune (Thomas Hobson) might…

Be Kind Rewind

Be Kind Rewind (2008)

Be Kind Rewind first published by EyeforFilm From his music videos for Björk and the White Stripes to his feature films like Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004) and The Science Of Sleep (2006), Michel Gondry has established a reputation as the quirky king of high-concept cinema delivered in a lo-fi package. His latest film, Be Kind Rewind,…

Lars

Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

Lars and the Real Girl first published by EyeforFilm In a small Midwestern town, sweet-natured but painfully introverted Lars Lindstrom (Ryan Gosling) spurns all human contact. He lives in the garage flat rather than having to share space in the house next door with his big brother Gus (Paul Schneider) and Gus’ pregnant wife Karin…

1BR

1BR (aka Apartment 1BR) (2019)

The feature debut of writer/director David Marmor, 1BR (aka Apartment 1BR) opens with a montage of generic shots to establish that we are in Los Angeles, beneath the Hollywood sign, and then the camera moves up to the front door of a particular apartment complex, passes people chatting and collecting mail in the lobby, and…

Ones

The Loved Ones (2009)

The Loved Ones first published by EyeforFilm “Have you heard about the lonesome loser Beaten by the queen of hearts every time? Have you heard about the lonesome loser? He’s a loser but he keeps on trying.” Sean Byrne’s feature debut The Loved Ones opens with these lyrics from Little River Band’s Lonesome Loser, playing…

The Ballad of Narayama

The Ballad of Narayama (1983)

Robert De Niro famously put on 60 pounds to play the older Jake La Motta in Raging Bull. Christian Bale lost 63 pounds to play the emaciated lead in The Machinist. Tom Hardy transformed his then puny physique into a solid wall of muscle and sinew for Bronson. And Demi Moore and Natalie Portman both…