engaging, funny, sad, impassioned, Jodorowsky's dune tells the story of a film that was not made... but in that process brought together the film makers who shaped a generation of Sci Fi films...easily one of the best films of 2014..
True Detective is the kind of novelistic engrossing crime story that inspire a cult. It's a swampy, souther back woods story that jumps around in time, cites classic horror lit and has the haunting country gothic soundtrack that draws the viewer in. 8 Episodes, amazing acting and beautifully shot.. this is a show that deserves to be on the shelf next to The Wire, Deadwood and Treme..
The Lords of Salem is a creepy 70s devil worship tale set in present day. It's an ambitious film that references cult and classic films, but also high brow fair. Kubrick's DNA is in this film, as is the Devils Rain and Altered States. It looks great not only in photography but also the set design and lighting. The sound is creepy and restrained, and while the film drags just a bit the pace is fine.
Sheri Moon Zombie is very effective as the star of the film, she is restrained in ways we have not seen from her before, and I would love to see her in another role like this. The music is solid and appropriate for what the film is evoking.
I am going to have to check this out again, if you liked House of the Devil, check this out.
A band Called Death is the story of family, faith and rebirth. Detroit in the 70s wasn't ready for a band of brothers making garage punk rock and roll... but years later the world was ready. While the film starts a little slow it's look at the nature of family, faith, and waiting for the world to catch up with what you are doing. If you liked searching for Sugarman, or have any interest in seeing how music can connect not only a family but a scene this film is highly recommended....
Set in a castle with wizards, Dwarves and Halflings Dragon Precinct takes the tropes of the police procedural like 87th Precinct books and gives them a twist. It's a pretty standard story, but the setting and the world makes it a fun read. If you liked Barney Miller, Homicide Life on the Street and Lord of the Rings, it's worth a look.