Lucy (Brittany Snow) emerges from a subway ride like any other ordinary day to find that her Brooklyn neighbourhood, Bushwick, is under attack – soldiers are tackling, bombing and shooting the civilians. People are fighting back, fighting each other, and even looting. While caught up in the mess, Lucy is saved by an imposing-looking custodian named Stupe (Dave Bautista). The two make plans to travel to the military extraction point, navigating the chaos and bloodshed as best…
It’s a bleak future that Eren Özkural’s Run Away With Me presents. Abraham (Kye Loren) is released from prison to a familiar yet dystopian existence. With no real way to integrate back into society, he finds work from a mysterious and blatantly untrustworthy man (Bill Hutchens), and also meets a peculiarly familiar woman (Rosie MacPherson) along the way who brings his spotted past into a collision with his present, and humanity’s future.
The story of Sergei Polunin is told in Dancer, the slightly cleaned-up dancing version of a “Behind the Music” episode. There’s still blow, but not that much blow.
All eyes may be on Damien Chazelle’s La La Land, Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight, Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea, or any of the other Oscar darlings, but 2016 offered a lot of other great movies. Below are Wylie Writes’ top picks; don’t forget to click the highlighted titles to read each contributor’s review!
Engineers (DIR. Tyler Williams) In a worn-down warehouse, three individuals tempt an experiment on a corpse. The result may be not exactly what they intended.
A murderer whose calling card is a scratched-down horror story; a couple goes trick or treating and it quickly gets out of hand; a family brings home a witch to burn at the stake; a group of gutter punks find an easier way to come by food; a pair of police officers have a shady side business.
Do you hate The X-Files, but feel like watching a maudlin addict and a rational redhead embark on a federal investigation as they solve a mysterious murder in a small American town? Miles Doleac’s The Hollow might be for you!
Possible alternate title: Kubo the One-Eyed Rock & Roll Samurai Wizard.
Welcome to this week in “Self-indulgent Millennial Indie Film”.
There’s not much that can be said about recurring themes in Nicolas Winding Refn’s films that hasn’t been said before, but here’s a recap: self-indulgent, hyper violent, misogynist, pretentious, shallow.