Jeff Lieberman (Director of "Squirm") directs this weird drug-horror movie from the the 1970's. Blue Sunshine is strange tale of a group people who years earlier all took a batch of acid called "Blue Sunshine" and now years later it's started to have a small inconvenient side effect..........................................it turns you into a deranged, psychopathic, bald killer!
This is a crazy movie with a lot of bad acting and mediocre special effects but funny to watch a bunch of hairless, sweaty bug eyed over-actors mutilate each other because of a drug taken years earlier. I recommend this film for die hard horror, B-film or obscure cinephiles.
A cool idea but could have been done a little better.
An Excellent film about a pastor losing his own faith by Swedish existential genius Ingmar Bergman.
This film takes place in the coldest part of Winter in the remote hills of Sweden in a small town whose "leader" is a Pastor who stopped believing in God after the death of his wife, and his obvious lack of vigor and his departure into the black existential void of not knowing ones purpose starts putting a hefty toll on the townsfolk.
Bergman shows the coldness of the Pastors soul through the cold wide cinematography and cool unflinching acting. Max von Sydow does an exceptionally well acting job portraying a fisherman who can't stop thinking about China's acquisition of Nuclear weapons and it's driving him into a suicidal depression that the Pastor tries little to help.
The best and most revolutionary shot of the film is when The Pastor's mistress (Ingrid Thulin) talks directly to the camera for an uninterrupted take of seven minutes as Bjornstrand reads her letter to him acknowledging his lack of love.
This is a brilliant film and must be viewed.
This is a great film set on the 8th of May 1945 the last day of WWII in Poland. Maciek (Zbigniew Cybulski)("The Polish James Dean") is a Revolutionary for The Home Army who fails in his assignment to assassinate the newly appointed Communist leader, so he is given one more job to complete his mission, but along the way he meets a barmaid and falls in love and must then decide to continue violently enforcing his political ideals or choose love.
Andrej Wajda does an excellent job of directing this visually pleasing and intelligently written story. I found the cinematography and the symbolic imagery to be outstanding: upside down crucifixes, flaming glasses of vodka, pale white horse stopping into the frame, fireworks and gunshot wounds bursting into wings of flames onto bodies falling before The Virgin Mary.
This is an Influential film for many filmmakers and a very Intelligent and entertaining experience.
Antonius Block (Max von Sydow) is a Swedish knight who returns home from warring during the crusades to a dystopian, disease riddled ruin of a land upon which he is greeted by Death himself who has come to collect. Block challenges Death to a game of chess in an attempt to keep his life or at least prolong it long enough to get home to see his wife and along the way he meets up with a family of actors who join him on his journey. This is an intelligent beautiful masterpiece of a film, ingeniously directed by the late great Ingmar Bergman, who only a year ago had his own appointment with Death. This film is a reflection of Bergmans own apprehension of Death and his lack of faith in God and the afterlife in a time when the atomic bomb was lingering in everyone's apocalyptic nightmares. This landmark existentialist work of art is photographed in perfect black and white and is told in a thought provoking way filled with religious iconography and symbolism. This truly excellent film should and must be seen by every pupil of cinema.