Cult

John Carr – Death Wish Club AKA The Dark Side to Love AKA Carnival of Fools (1984)

Quote:
“Kind of reminds me of a really drugged up version of a David Lynch film”

“Imagine David Lynch directing the script of a low I.Q. first time screenwriting mental patient while both of them abused unapproved prescription meds in a closed garage full of open paint cans.”

“David Lynch without the pretension & the budget” Read More »

Leos Carax – Holy Motors (2012) (HD)

Quote:
We follow 24 hours in the life of a being (DL) moving from life to life like a cold and solitary assassin moving from hit to hit. In each of these interwoven lives, the being possesses an entirely distinct identity: sometimes a man, sometimes a woman, sometimes youthful, sometimes old to the point of dying; sometimes destitute, sometimes wealthy. By turns murderer, beggar, company chairman, monstrous creature, worker, family man…

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John Fasano – Black Roses (1988)

Synopsis: Mill Basin is your typical peaceful community where nothing out of the ordinary or exciting ever happens. That is until a heavy metal band named “Black Roses” announces that they are going to play their first ever concert in Mill Basin. At first all the parents in town are against the “Black Roses” performing in their town and corrupting the minds of their children. The band “Black Roses” conceal their true identities and motive for coming to Mill Basin by brainwashing everyone in town. Now firmly in place in Mill Basin can anyone stop the “Black Roses” before they acquire the souls of everyone in town?

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Júlio Bressane – Educação Sentimental (2013)



Áurea, a solitary teacher, starts a singular relationship with a young man with whom she has a chance encounter. A sensitive soul, she finds herself attracted to his moving beauty which compels her to lose herself. In the days following their first conversation, Áurea displays her feelings during the private classes she’s giving him. This will lead to the revelation of an unusual story from the past that will transform the present. Read More »

Ted Kotcheff – Split Image (1982)



Young man is sucked into an unnamed religious cult by beautiful girl and gets increasingly under the mind control of the cult leader. After his parents fail in their efforts to talk him out of it, they hire a guy who kidnaps and then de-programs Read More »

Steve Roberts – Sir Henry at Rawlinson End (1980)


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PLOT:
Vivian Stanshall’s priceless film of exquisite lunacy is is a work of absurd genius. The labyrinthine plot sees Sir Henry, a mad aristocratic war veteran, attempt to exorcise the trouserless ghost of his dead brother, Humbert, whom he accidentally killed in a drunken duck-shooting accident. This is aided, or hindered, by his mad family and servants including the tapeworm-obsessed Mrs. E; Old Scrotum; the eternally knitting Aunt Florrie; the Lady Philippa of Stains, a turkey-legged old soak. With German POW’s in the garden, a mechanical bulldog, a horse in the billiards room and a marriage bed furnished with a barbed-wire divide, the mayhem of Rawlinson End is endless…
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Richard Lowenstein – Dogs In Space (1987)

Description: Set against the backdrop of Melbourne’s late ‘70s punk rock scene, Dogs in Space chronicles life in a chaotic, squalid share-house. Hippies, addicts, students and radicals fill their days and nights with sex, drugs, parties and television. Writer/director Richard Lowenstein balances a series of chaotic vignettes with the central story of the romance between housemates Sam (Michael Hutchence), the lead singer of the band, Dogs in Space and his lover Anna (Saskia Post) as it spirals out of control. Hutchence is a brilliant symbol of reckless youth in this, his first dramatic screen role, giving Dogs in Space instant cult status upon its release. Read More »