Welcome cinema obsessives and avoiders of human interaction! Summer has it’s sweaty grip on us all, the best way to beat the heat is to avoid the sun’s angry glare outside and stay in the shadows of your home. Here’s a handful of flicks to help you stay pale. Let’s dig in!
Hide and Seek (2013)
This Korean thriller delivers the goods as usual from the country that specializes in suspense. A family’s life is invaded violently when the father’s long estranged brother vanishes. This one is creepy with a capital C.
Point and Shoot (2014)
This documentary is about a spoiled man-child that decides to earn his big boy stripes by traveling through every country in the middle east. While there, he meets a man from Libya and joins in the civil war, filming his entire journey.
God of Cookery (1996)
This Hong Kong comedy by Stephen Chow (Kung Fu Hustle, Shaolin Soccer), is a lot of fun. It feels especially poignant, nearly 20 years after it was released, amid all the cooking shows that dominate TV these days. It’s silly, satirical, and a lot of fun.
Bluebird is a dark drama about a bus driver that forgets to check her bus before she leaves and a child gets left behind in the dead of winter. The child is found the next morning in a coma on the bus. The film is about the town’s reaction to the accident and how each person deals with it. It’s grim though it isn’t misery porn either. It’s a deep dark drama with a heap of humanity.
Faults is about a down and out cult buster who is asked by a worried couple to help their daughter undo the brainwashing she’s experienced by a cult. Darkly humorous and filled with great characters and character actors. Faults is a home run for fans of the Coen brother’s style.