Top English Films At Sitges Film Festival
Hell or High Water Sat 08/10 or sun 9th, 10:30am Auditori Meliá Sitges
Synopsis: David Mackenzie got tension running high at the latest Cannes film festival with this dusty drama, where two brothers decide to rob branch offices of the bank that’s threatening to foreclose on the family ranch. Such a poetic act of justice will put them in the crosshairs of a ranger who has the features of Jeff Bridges. The beautiful soundtrack is provided by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. http://sitgesfilmfestival.com/eng/film/?id=10004202 98% https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hell_or_high_water/
The Limehouse Golem – SAT15/10 08:45am and 20:15pm Auditori Meliá Sitges
The LIMEHOUSE GOLEM is a gothic murder mystery set in London’s dangerous Limehouse district in 1880. In the style of Se7en or The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, it stars Bill?Nighy, Olivia Cooke and Douglas Booth. Written by Jane Goldman (Kingsman, Kick-Ass, The Woman in Black), it is based on Peter Ackroyd’s novel ‘Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem’ and is directed by Juan Carlos Medina (Painless). A series of gruesome and bloody murders have shaken the Limehouse community. So monstrous and ruthless are these crimes the press claim they’re the work of ‘The Golem’ – a legendary creature from dark times… Confronted by a murderer of a yet unknown kind and with no genuine leads, the police put the relatively inexperienced Detective Inspector Kildare (Bill Nighy) on the case, a scapegoat for when the next victim surfaces.
Dog Eat Dog 50% https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/dog_eat_dog_2016
In this exciting crime-drama, three ex-cons go on the run after a kidnapping goes awry. Determined to stay out of prison, the men try to evade the police, who are hot on their trail.
Nicolas Cage as Troy Willem / Dafoe as Mad Dog / Paul Schrader as Grecco the Greek / Magi Avila as Nanny Carmen / John Patrick Jordan as Jack Cates / Omar J. Dorsey as Moon Man
Blair Witch 36% https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/blair_witch
A group of college students venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of James’ sister who many believe is connected to the legend of the Blair Witch. At first the group is hopeful, especially when a pair of locals offer to act as guides through the dark and winding woods, but as the endless night wears on, the group is visited by a menacing presence. Slowly, they begin to realize the legend is all too real and more sinister than they could have imagined.
Brandon Scott as Peter Wes / Robinson as Lane / Valorie Curry as Talia James / Allen McCune as James / Callie Hernandez as Lisa Corbin Reid
31 61% https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/31
tells the story of five carnies in 1976 kidnapped on the morning of Halloween and held hostage in a remote industrial Hell. While trapped, they are forced to play a violent game called 31. The mission is to survive 12 hours against an endless gang of grease-painted maniacs.
Sheri Moon Zombie as Charly / Elizabeth Daily as Sex-Head Malcolm McDowell as Father Murder / Meg Foster as Venus Virgo / Tracey Walter as Lucky Leo / Daniel Roebuck as Pastor Victor / Judy Geeson as Sister Dragon
Midnight Special 84% https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/midnight_special_2015
drama about a father and his eight-year-old son who go on the lam upon discovering that the boy possesses mysterious powers. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Kirsten Dunst as Sarah / Sam Shepard as Calvin Meyer / Joel Edgerton as Lucas / Michael Shannon as Roy Wayne / Pére as Prison FBI Agent / Ann Mahoney as FBI Agent #1
Hardcore Henry 48% https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hardcore_henry/
Strap in. Hardcore Henry is one of the most unflinchingly original wild-rides to hit the big screen in a long time: You remember nothing. Mainly because you’ve just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who’s got her? His name’s Akan (Danila Kozlovsky); he’s a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You’re also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy (Sharlto Copley.) He may be on your side, but you aren’t sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You’re likely going to need it…
Sharlto Copley / Haley Bennett / Danila Kozlovsky / Dasha Charusha / Andrei Dementiev
49th edition of the Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia
- Honorary Grand Prix Christopher Walken
- Best film, in our view… ‘Hell or High Water’
- The disturbing ‘Inside’ by Miguel Angel Vivas , opens Sitges 2016
- Terrence Malick and Werner Herzog ocumentary ‘Voyage of Time’ & ‘Salt and Fire’,
- Rob Zombie ‘slasher 31‘
- Nicolas Winding Refn, with the radical thriller ‘The Neon Demon’
- Paul Schrader (who receive Travel machine award) with high voltage film ‘Dog Eat Dog’
- The striking French film ‘Grave (Raw)’ ( winner of the Fipresci Award at Cannes 2016)
- wild ‘Hardcore Henry’ (like riding a visual rollacoaster!)
- ‘Blair Witch’ by Adam Wingard.
- ‘the Limehouse Golem’, directed by Juan Carlos Medina
- ‘Swiss Army Man’ for the very weird and strong stomachs (lead part… is a corpse)
- ‘For the Love of Spock’ & ‘Star Trek – The Motion Picture ‘
- ‘Star Trek films & many episodes’ free at the Edifici Miramar (https://goo.gl/maps/fybdqr1X9YJ2)