Sydney’s September four day celebration of cinema, that you definitely don’t catch at your local chain, is upon us again. SUFF, as it’s affectionately known to it’s frequent patrons is playing a whole suite of films that deserve your eyes and your cash before your waterboarded with Oscar season pull quotes and more films that Eddie Redmayne is in that you don’t give a flying fuck about. This year there’s a great selection of films over the four days but for those of you Sydney cinephiles that aren’t going to be able to see more than a film a day I’ve cherry picked a list of the four flicks that I wouldn’t miss this weekend.
Want blood, monsters and chaos, well Japanese maestro Takashi Miike brings his beautiful samurai sword laden carnage to the supernatural realm.
Boston comedy pillar Barry Crimmins becomes the subject of the latest film from 80s comedy legend turned sensational director Bobcat Goldthwait (who also happens to be his best friend). This is not your average career retrospective; watch, be disgusted about the lows of humanity and the triumphant highs in the pursuit of justice.
Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark inspired fans and filmmakers alike, however in 1982 best friends Eric Zala, Chris Strompolos and Jayson Lamb decided to create a shot-by-shot remake of their all-time favourite movie as a love letter. There’s loving Indiana Jones and then there’s THESE guys.
Horror ‘Gore-No’ director Eli Roth decides to torture the always awesome Keanu Reeves with what I’m dubbing “the bunny-boiler twins.” And it’s also the closing night party with the beer and the more beer.
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