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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Film Discoveries of 2016 - Bryan Connolly

Bryan Connolly is one of the co-authors of one of the greatest film books ever - DESTROY ALL MOVIES. He also writes soon-to-be-award-winning screenplays with Zack Carlson under the banner King Originals.
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Hider In the House (1989)
Dir: Matthew Patrick
A lonely man (Gary Busey) builds a secret room in a family's attic. He sneaks around the kitchen, drinking milk from the carton. Bad Busey gets obsessed with the wife, gets weirder, gets violent. He is one of the greatest actors of our time. Written by Lem Dobbs (The Limey)!
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The Young, Erotic Fanny Hill (1971)
Dir: Joe Sarno
Paul Morrisey clone with actual female masturbation. Classic Sarno! Women sit/stand/lay in rooms talking about their sexuality. Fanny Hill gets them all laid. All movies should be like this. 
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Dir: Wong Jing
The real Street Fighter II movie! Ryu and pals fight each other, befriend a nerd and get caught up in some truly zany hijinx. In '93 Jing is obsessed with this damn game, also featuring it's characters in his Jackie Chan masterpiece City Hunter. 

Penetration Angst aka Angst (2003)
Dir: Wolfgang Büld
The best of all the killer vagina movies, but it's also so much more than that. No budget. Shot on video. Genuinely strange. Scumbags sucked into a vaginal vortex. Siamese twins violently separated. Another version of this film exists where Büld plays a lot of the characters. A quick thing he does to see how the shots will look. Every human is different.
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Rhythm Thief (1993)
Dir: Matthew Harrison
A few days in the life of a cassette bootlegger. What Indie films should be: no big stars, different and full of energy. Better than most any low budget picture. Clearly shot in a few days for a few bucks. I get true inspiration from this movie. Filmmakers need to stop making their low budget films as resumes for a Star War and instead make it because they have something unique inside them that can't be emulated by a hundred million stinker.
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1 comment:

beamish13 said...

Thank you for these great recommendations. I've seen HIDER IN THE HOUSE, and it is indeed unbelievably nutty and hilarious.
Mimi Rogers and Michael McKean are perfect as the well-to-do couple who are tormented by Busey, whose role essentially
anticipates his current life and mental deterioration. Although it was a direct to video film, the film's director possesses a 35mm
print, and it screened at L.A.'s Cinefamily a while back.