Another look at a film playing this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Danny Mulheron directs Fresh Meat, about “A dysfunctional gang of criminals invade the home of a middle class Maori family and take them hostage. But this seemingly normal family has a deep, dark secret and when the fugitives discover the home abattoir, the tables are turned and the hunters become the hunted. There’s fresh meat for dinner (washed down with a nice Chianti of course).”
I haven’t seen the film yet but I really love the comic timing in this clip. “In this scene, Margaret and Hemi Crane explain to their daughter Rina – who has been away at college – about their “wee lifestyle change.””
Temuera Morrison Hanna Tevita and Kate Elliott star.
The Machine will be world premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival, which is just now getting underway. If these photos are any indication the film, directed and written by Caradog James (Little White Lies), looks like an intriguing dystopian riff on Frankenstein.
“With an impoverished world plunged into a Cold War with a new enemy, Britain’s Ministry of Defense is on the brink of developing a game-changing weapon. Lead scientist Vincent McCarthy (Toby Stephens) provides the answer with his creation, ‘The Machine’- an android with unrivalled physical and processing skills. When a programming glitch causes an early prototype to destroy his lab, McCarthy enlists artificial intelligence expert Ava (Caity Lotz) to help him harness the full potential of a truly conscious fighting machine.” Toby Stephens, Caity Lotz, Denis Lawson, Sam Hazeldine and Pooneh Hajimohammadi all star.
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Chris (Vinny Curran) is a grown man, squatting in someone’s home and burning through a huge stash of crystal meth, shooting guns at the birds that keep fucking with his mind and falling out of trees in a chain of psychotic episodes that finds its way to video. His best friend Michael (Peter Cilella) receives it, has seen enough of the drug crazy behavior, and decides to intervene.
Following directions that lead him deep into the middle of nowhere, past shady streetwalkers and lawn kept llamas, Mike arrives to find Chris firing his pistol from his porch, screaming at satellites and hitting the pipe. Its a lost place that seems to magnet the strange – a place where people go to look for UFO’s, practice cult worship, hunt for secret military bases, or hallucinate heavily away from the prying eyes of the world. A dilapidated house on the edge of an Indian reservation, where bad things happen. Regardless of reason, one thing is certain – every one of its stories will have a bad ending. Or “resolution”. Including theirs… READ MORE
Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal makes its North American premiere on April 20th as part of the Tribeca Film Festival, and is showing again on the 21st and 28th in New York City.
“Onetime art star Lars Olafssen is all washed up. Too uninspired to paint, he accepts a teaching stint at a small-time art school in podunk Koda Lake, Canada, where he does double duty as caretaker for the offbeat town’s neighborhood weirdo, Eddie. Eddie doesn’t speak, doesn’t have any friends, and is generally regarded by the townsfolk as a harmless loon, but to Lars he quickly becomes a trusted companion. As their unlikely friendship evolves, a dark and violent secret about Eddie’s nocturnal impulses begins to surface. A secret that stirs long-dormant artistic urges in the creatively stunted Lars. A secret that he feels compelled to nurture…”
I wasn’t sure how to translate the chaos I’ve been seeing on the trailer posted below. Looks zany. Leading up to Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal‘s North American premiere at Tribeca Film Festival this year, I spoke with the film’s director Boris Rodriguez, and got it right from the horse’s mouth – where he’s coming from and what it’s all about. READ MORE
Having just made its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival, a clip from God Bless Ozzy Osbourne has been released. The clip features small bits of interviews conducted with Louis and Jessica Osbourne, two of Ozzy’s children. The discuss how Ozzy was as a parent, birthdays, drinking, and more. Check it out after the jump.
God Bless Ozzy Osbourne is the first documentary to detail Ozzy’s road to sobriety. It was produced by Ozzy’s son, Jack, and features interviews with Ozzy’s siblings, children and Sharon Osbourne.