Dr. Blake runs a TV show called "Independent Thinkers", which is sort of a Scientology-like self-help/religion program. But he's not making his audience think any more independently - with ... See full summary »
At an institute in Manila, researchers and eco-tourists trade stories about the Mara tribe, who live on a remote island and have an annual festival of rebirth in which some of the tribe ... See full summary »
The title to this underrated follow-up to director Pécas "I Am A Nymphomaniac" seems to mislead people into thinking this film doesn't deliver the eurosex goods. It does! For me personally ... See full summary »
In São Paulo, Vanessa who is normally spoiled rotten, is neglected and rejected by her mother, practically raised alone by her butler and driver Pedro and the maid, Dalva. Vanessa has ... See full summary »
An ex-pimp and an ex-priest meet through the thin walls of their apartment building, and hatch a cool idea - let's be as decadent as possible for one week, and then flip a coin to see who kills themselves. Even in this very primitive early work, you can see Ed Hunt's wheels turning - there are few exploitation filmmakers out there with a more unpredictable imagination, and while this is definitely a softcore porn film, there's also no question that this movie is ABOUT something. It's a study of decadence, not (just) an exercise in it. These guys may think it's a cool idea to kidnap some girl and rape her, but it's just an excuse for them to talk about how afterwards they feel kinda empty inside; they yell 'nice tits' at a girl who has just finished a long monologue about how she can't even kill herself right. Without the outrageous sci-fi trappings that later gave full play to his imagination, here Hunt bends your mind with an anticlerical sex-on-the-altar scene (regrettably disembowelled by some censor in the only copy you're likely to find - they seem to have torn the offending content out with their teeth). It's a depressingly nihilist piece of work, that's for sure, and the acting is awful in that softcore way, but you can see an inquisitive craftsmanship shining through the cracks nonetheless. Gets an extra star for the uber-funky soundtrack provided by BO DIDDLEY of all people!!!
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