November (2017)

Deals with the devil, adhoc supernatural mechanical beings, shape-shifting, and elegant cinematography all help bring Rainer Sarnet’s Estonian folklore film to life. November, based on the Novel, Rehepapp, by Andrus Kivirähk, is set in an impoverished 19th century Estonian town as it prepares for a visitation from deceased ancestors.

It quickly becomes apparent that supernatural forces rule the fabric of this reality just as much as greed and lust. A dichotomy exists between the deeply devout townsfolk and their sinful desires and eagerness to sell their souls to the devil. Their desperation guides them both to enlightenment as well as their demise.

Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

The late 80’s campy musical is full of outrageous performances from Rick Moranis, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, John Candy, and more. Little Shop of Horrors (1986) is based off of the off-broadway muscial version, written by Alan Menken, and not the 1960’s version, featuring Jack Nicholson.

Mother! (2017)

 

A published poet, played by Javier Bardem, and his young wife, Jennifer Lawrence, are rebuilding his old country home that burned down.  Strangers begin to show up and turn their world upside down.  As usual, Darren Aronofski created a psychological thriller that keeps the audience guessing throughout the film.  With Aronofski the only thing you can expect, is the unexpected.

Get Out (2017)

Jordan Peele’s Get Out is a psychological thriller that keeps you on your toes and unsure of where the characters stand the whole way through.  The story follows Chris, played by Daniel Kaluuya, and his girlfriend Rose, played by Allison Williams, as they visit her family in upstate New York.  No more information is needed.  Peele succeeds in taking the viewer on a comedic, thrilling, and satisfying ride.

Cat People (1942)

With love and passion comes sin and strife, this is the theme throughout Jacques Tourneur’s Cat People.  Is the curse of the cat people a figment of their imagination, are they alive and well, or is there a panther on the loose?  Cat People tells the story of Irene and Oliver as they fall in love and reconcile the difficulties of marriage.