Posts tagged Ari Aster
On this episode we look at the best films of the last decade. David Fincher and Ari Aster dominate our lists. A24 is well represented…so much so that we decided to do a separate A24 top ten.
Movies we list: Midsommar, The Social Network, Gravity, Cloud Atlas, Gone Girl, Enemy, Hereditary, Under the Skin, BlackKklansman, The Big Sick, Lady Bird etc etc.
The King – Trailer
The Spy – Trailer
Joker – Trailer
Don’t Let Go – After a man’s family dies in what appears to be a murder, he gets a phone call from one of the dead, his niece. He’s not sure if she’s a ghost or if he’s going mad, but as it turns out, he’s not.
Midsommar Director’s Cut- A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown’s fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
Wild Rose – A troubled young Glaswegian woman dreams of becoming a Nashville country star.
The Last Black Man in San Francisco – A young man searches for home in the changing city that seems to have left him behind.
Under the SIlver Lake – Sam, a disenchanted young man, finds a mysterious woman swimming in his apartment’s pool one night. The next morning, she disappears. Sam sets off across LA to find her, and along the way he uncovers a conspiracy far more bizarre.
Climax – French dancers gather in a remote, empty school building to rehearse on a wintry night. The all-night celebration morphs into a hallucinatory nightmare when they learn their sangria is laced with LSD.
Network – A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor’s ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.
Relentless – Two Los Angeles police detectives, cynical veteran Malloy and cocky rookie Dietz, hunt for a serial killer, an ex-cop named Taylor, whom randomly chooses his victims from a phone directory.
Cage – A GI in Vietnam saves his buddy’s life, but in the process is shot in the head. The injury results in brain damage to the point where he basically has a child’s brain in a (very large) man’s body. When they get out of the army the two open up a bar together, but some local gangsters make things tough for them after they refuse to take part in brutal “cage” matches where fighters battle to the point of serious injury and/or death.
Next Week: It Chapter Two, The Spy
Undisputed Classic: Notorious
1989: Kickboxer & Cage
Little Mermaid Casts Halle Bailey
Knives Out – Trailer
Jumanji Next Level – Trailer
Spider-Man Far From Home – Following the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019), Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.
Midsommar – A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown’s fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
The Virgin Spring – An innocent yet pampered young virgin and her family’s pregnant and jealous servant set out to deliver candles to church, but only one returns from events that transpire in the woods along the way.
Lethal Weapon 2 – Riggs and Murtaugh are on the trail of South African diplomats who are using their immunity to engage in criminal activities.
Weekend at Bernies – Two losers try to pretend that their murdered employer is really alive, leading the hitman to attempt to track him down to finish him off.
Shag – Summer of 1963. Carson is getting married to her boyfriend so her friends Melaina, Pudge and Luanne take her to Myrtle Beach for one last irresponsible weekend.
Haunted Summer – In 1815, authors Lord Byron, Mary Shelley and Percy Shelley get together for some philosophical discussions, but the situation soon deteriorates into mind games, drugs and sex.
Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills – The widow’s houseboy and the divorcee’s chauffeur bet on which will bed the other’s employer first.
Next Week: Crawl, StuberUndisputed Classic: Taxi Driver
1989: License to Kill, When Harry Met Sally