Last week, S Jam wrote a post about her 2010 Fort Lauderdale Film Festival (FLIFF) movie recommendations. Given the overwhelming amount of films at this years festival, I thought it wouldn’t hurt to give you a few more picks, this time by yours truly. Anybody who knows me personally knows I that I have an unhealthy passion for frightening films. Unfortunately, horror movies are nonexistant in this year’s lineup; however, I was able to find a slew of quality flicks that are worth your hard earned greenbacks.
Before buying a ticket to Paranormal Craptivity 2 this weekend, here are 7 Mig-approved, FLIFF movies to watch at Cinema Paradiso (click the title of the movie for showtime info):
Directed by Danny Boyle
127 HOURS is the new film from Danny Boyle, the Academy Award winning director of 2008’s Best Picture, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. 127 HOURS is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston’s (James Franco) remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolate canyon in Utah.
Directed by Tarek Saleh
In the year 2024, a matrix of subway tunnels stretches throughout Europe. The working class is constantly watched by Big Brother.
Directed by Jean-Paul Salome
A bizarre and unsettling mystery thriller revolves around the discovery in Europe of a teen who vanished three years earlier from Louisiana. He is brought back to the States and reunited with his dysfunctional family headed by the troubled matriarch.
CLEAR BLUE TUESDAY
Directed by Elizabeth Lucas
In the course of seven incredible Tuesdays over seven tumultuous years, eleven New Yorkers are transformed by love, desire, art, ambition, fury, grief, faith, fear, hope and, ultimately, connection with each other in the rousing indie rock musical drama, CLEAR BLUE TUESDAY
FANNY, ANNIE & DANNY
Directed by Chris Brown
Fanny is a developmentally disabled 39-year-old living in a home for dependent adults. Her world starts to implode when the candy factory where she works goes bankrupt.
THE HAUNTING (1963)
Directed by Robert Wise
“You may not believe in ghosts, but you cannot deny terror!” This sentence was one of the advertising lines used to promote Robert Wise’s production of “The Haunting,” listed as “number one” on Martin Scorcese’s list of the “11 Scariest Horror Movies of All Time” compiled by the filmmaker for “The Daily Beast” in 2009.
AT WORLDS END
Directed by Tomas Villum Jensen
In the Sumatra jungle, a pompous British TV anthropologist stumbles onto a new species of plant – but before he can disclose its whereabouts he is killed by angry locals led by mysterious Danish national Severin Gertsen. Danish Prison System criminal psychologist, Adrian, is sent to Jakarta to interview Severin (who is now in police custody) and establish a defense of insanity
(There might be a trailer to this, but it’s impossible to find because of that damn Pirates Of The Caribbean movie with the same title)