1: BIG BAD WOLVES
OFFICIAL PLOT (wiki)
A young girl goes missing in the woods. She’s soon found, very much dead and upsettingly devoid of her head, the latest victim in a string of terrible child murders plaguing the town. A disgruntled vigilante cop named Miki (Lior Ashkenazi) is absolutely certain that he knows who is responsible, and that person of more than interest is Dror (Rotem Keinan), a timid and socially awkward schoolteacher. The cop pays off a pair of thugs to savagely beat the teacher in the hopes of getting a confession out of him, but that plan backfires spectacularly and a viral video of the ultimate example of decidedly un-civic police brutality tears across Israel, costing Miki his job. Now, all bets are off.
I haven’t had the pleasure of seeing this one yet and I’ve been on the hunt for it now for a couple of months. It’s not very often we get to see an Israeli horror movie that’s been doing so well and also managed to get Quentin Tarantino saying “best film of the year”. This film looks fantastic and from watching the trailer it reminded me of a very dark Scandinavian crime thriller and we all know the calibre of filmmaking those guys produce. I just have to wait patiently now until it comes my way, and there is no doubt that it will be worth waiting for.
2: MEA CULPA
NO OFFICIAL PLOT
As soon as I heard that this was the new movie from Fred Cavaye I was immediately drawn to it. If you’re not sure who Fred Cavaye is, In 2010 he released a low-budget, fast-paced action thriller called “point blank”. A balls to the wall non-stop diamond of a movie which should be an inspiration to any inspiring filmmaker. It was a simple story but executed perfectly which proved that we don’t need some huge budget or out-of-this-world special effects. I have watched a trailer for this film but can’t find it anywhere now. This is one of my most anticipated titles of 2014.
An American remake of “Point Blank” is in the works with writer Brad Ingelsby who is also in charge of the American adaptation of the flawless and probably the finest action movie of all time The Raid”.
3: METRO MANILLA
OFFICIAL PLOT (wiki)
Looking for a better life in Metro Manila, Oscar Ramirez and his family escape their impoverished lives among the rice fields north of the Philippines. Upon arriving, they fall victim to the manipulative ways of city hucksters. Oscar lands a job in an armoured truck company. He befriends his senior officer, Ong, who takes Oscar under his wing. Soon, it was apparent that Ong has been waiting for someone like Oscar for a long time.
An independently shot movie that’s been getting universal praise. I think last year was the first time I’d ever sat down and watched a Filipino movie. The movie was called “the road” and it was an impressive little horror movie with some genuine scares. Since then I try
to keep up to date with releases from the Philippines and looks like we will have some great releases this year. Watch this space folks!!.