Saturday, July 17, 2010

FILLMORE DISCOS 50

Un Jeu Brutal (***)
an eminent scientist, also part-time serial killer, takes it upon himself to look after his attractive disabled teenage daughter in the French countryside after the death of her mother; what begins so promisingly gradually unravels into a tediously incoherent Haneke-like exploration of motive and moral imperative

Gurotesuku (*)
don't get too excited: this Guinea Pig clone may be the first film to be banned in the UK since Murder Set Pieces, but it gets really dreary really quickly, not just due to cheesy plot devices and dialogue but also for its obtrusively irritating use of MTV-style close-up camera work and Saw-style video filters

Penance (***)
a young woman saddled with debt is tempted by the easy money her friend makes stripping in private homes; that flimsy plot serves as a valid excuse for an energetic low budget shaky-camera outing that involves a fair amount of effectual gore and sleaze, and for that you can overlook its glaring faults

Psychopathia Sexualis (*)
MacBook movie-makers and porn-quality repertory actors combine in a dreadful misguided attempt at interpreting Krafft-Ebing's anthology of perverted sexual practice

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1 comment:

Aladar said...

Grotesque got banned in UK? Uh, that's weird, here it's been sold as part of news-stand edition of lowpriced DVDs - probably the widest form of distribution..