Well, we’re all over the map this week. But there’s something fishy about this group:
Mother – Bong Joon-ho’s fantastic drama is one to watch, with a great lead performance (Kim Hye-ja) and a terrific atmosphere combining to make this a film to remember at the end of the year. Wonderful. Blowfish.
A Town Called Panic – Another great international treat, this French piece of stop-motion tomfoolery is so much fun, with its story of three toys (a horse, cowboy and indian) that go on a journey to see why their newly-rebuilt home keeps disappearing. Fantastic! Bouillabaisse.
STEVE’S CHOICE: Galaxy of Terror – Released under the Roger Corman Cult Classics label, this 1981 delight is a low-grade Alien knockoff that does not disappoint! With luminaries like Edward Albert, Erin Moran and a young(er) Grace Zabriskie, how can you go wrong? Schlock gorefest done right! Excellent. Red Snapper.