21 March 2013

At the movies: Stoker.

I was given the chance to write about the exquisitely messed-up English-langauge debut for Korean director Park Chanwook, and it's an opportunity that I leapt at. When you see Stoker, and you certainly should, you'll sink into its sensual enchantment and you will want to get new wine glasses. It's not just a testament to Nashville's exceptional film industry, some of the finest artists and craftspeople I've had the pleasure of sharing a mutual horror at our state legislature with, but an example of how you can rope together several disparate elements and turn it into something unexpected and glorious. Not to be missed...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dan Zukovic's "DARK ARC", a bizarre modern noir dark comedy called "Absolutely brilliant...
truly and completely different..." in Film Threat, was recently released on DVD through
Vanguard Cinema (http://www.vanguardcinema.com/darkarc/darkarc.htm), and is currently
debuting on Cable Video On Demand. The film had it's World Premiere at the Montreal
Festival, and it's US Premiere at the Cinequest Film Festival. Featuring Sarah Strange
("White Noise"), Kurt Max Runte ("X-Men", "Battlestar Gallactica",) and Dan Zukovic
(director and star of the cult comedy "The Last Big Thing"). Featuring the glam/punk
tunes "Dark Fruition", "Ire and Angst" and "F.ByronFitzBaudelaire", and a dark
orchestral score by Neil Burnett.

TRAILER : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPeG4EFZ4ZM

***** (Five stars) "Absolutely brilliant...truly and completely different...something you've never tasted
before..." Film Threat
"A black comedy about a very strange love triangle" Seattle Times
"Consistently stunning images...a bizarre blend of art, sex, and opium, "Dark Arc" plays like a candy-coloured
version of David Lynch. " IFC News
"Sarah Strange is as decadent as Angelina Jolie thinks she is...Don't see this movie sober!"
Metroactive Movies
"Equal parts film noir intrigue, pop culture send-up, brain teaser and visual feast. " American Cinematheque