Revenge Of Psychotronic Man
(1980) Starring:Robin Newton, Peter Spelson, Curt Colbert Director:Jack M Sell Certificate:
Rocky Foscoe (Peter Spelson) is a Chicago barber who takes the long way home from work one day, sipping whiskey from a flask as he drives through the countryside. Stopping on the shoulder of the road to sleep, Rocky experiences a terrifying dream that his automobile is hovering hundreds of feet in ..read more »
Watch out for the really splendid ejaculating animatronics.
The Beast(1975) Starring:Sirpa Lane, Guy Trejan, Pierre Benedetti Director:Walerian Borowczyk Certificate:
Walerian Borowczyk's controversial tale of cross-species couplings which took over 25 years to gain a film certificate. American heiress Lucy Broadhurst (Lisabeth Hummel) is engaged to be married to a rich-but-crazy French aristocrat. Staying in his country chateau, she hears rumours of a strange ..read more »
Top-zloty Kieslowski. Expresses what I've long suspected about the pigeons and cinema.
(1979) Starring:Stefan Czyzewski, Jerzy Nowak, Ewa Pokas Director:Krzysztof Kieslowski Certificate:
Filip, a clerk in a small Polish town, buys an 8mm camera to film the baby his wife is expecting. His bosses take an interest in it and commission him to film the company's 25th anniversary celebrations. When the result wins a prize at an amateur film festival, Filip, encouraged by his success, ..read more »
Dumont is contemporary European cinema's ignored genius.
(1999) Starring:Severine Caneele, Philippe Tullier, Schotte. Emmanuel Director:Bruno Dumont Certificate:
When an eleven-year-old girl is found raped and murdered in Flanders, the man placed in charge of the case is police lieutenant Pharaon de Winter (Emmanuel Schotté) - an introvert who lives with his mother and pines for his neighbour, Domino (Séverin Caneele). She is aware of his attraction, and ..read more »
Self-validation through obsessive self-documentation... decades before Facebook.
David Holzman's Diary
(1967) Starring:Eileen Dietz, Lorenzo Mans, L.M. Kit Carson Director:Jim McBride Certificate:
A young filmmaker attempts to understand his life by recording it on film, only to have his experiment turn into an alienating, voyeuristic obsession. One of the neglected milestones in contemporary film history, this legendary independent classic captures the state of mind and the state of the art ..read more »
Every film with the word "Naked" in the title is brilliant. This one is about an island.
(1960) Starring:Nobuko Otowa, Masanori Horimoto, Taiji Tonoyama Director:Kaneto Shindo Certificate:
Japanese drama from film-maker Kaneto Shindô. Set on a minuscule island almost entirely cut off from the Japanese mainland, the film focuses on a self-sufficient farming family who seem content with the relative hardship of their lives. When the eldest son dies from an illness, however, the tragedy ..read more »
As recommended to me by a homeless. Guru Dutt's semi-autobiographical self-pitying masterpiece.
Pyaasa(1957) Starring:Mala Sinha, Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman Director:Guru Dutt Certificate:
Vijay (Guru Dutt) is an unsuccessful poet whose works are not taken seriously. Unable to bear the taunting of the publishers or his own brothers, he stays away from home often out on the streets. While on the streets he encounters a prostitute who falls in love with him and his poetry. He also ..read more »