Greetings kids!

So it’s Friday. I’ll leave the atrocious singing to you guys. But I’ve been entertaining the idea of keeping some sort of schedule happening so this blog doesn’t get all neglected and I actually write something. The first of these I am kicking off at a rainy 2:00am after my fifth cigarette of the evening. Not sure what I’ll call it, but it’s film related. Film-School friday? Film friday? I dunno. Point is, these will be written up on a Friday and will be film related…somehow.

So I wanted to kick off this tentative new friday-film-thing with a bunch of trailers and brief commentary on each. This will be rather NSFW. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

#5: Trainspotting

Actually, this one you could feasibly watch with the folks. Unless your parents are really conservative, they’ve probably seen it. An oldie but a goodie. Tons of Scottish accents and heroin use.

#4: Audition

Oh man… Freakin’ Audition. Japanese horror at its finest, directed by Takashi Miike in 1999. We studied this at IFSS as part of a lecture, the tutor (Stephen Davis) also gave us some insight into the film’s themes as well. I don’t recall ‘The Ring’ being this unnerving.

#3: Broken

Some might dispute this as being a film, given the context. This is an unreleased promotional video for the NIN album “Broken”. Featuring all the video clips with a snuff film narrative linking them all. Despite being unreleased, it’s pretty damned easy to get your mitts on.

#2: Short Bus

SEX! Now that I have your attention, Shortbus a candid and sometimes humourous look into sexuality, directed by the fucking brilliant John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch).

#1: A Serbian Film

Banned in Australia (what else is new?). A Serbian Film is a rather horrific but technically brilliant film. Watch if you like being wooed by good filmmaking and don’t mind the occasional depiction of skull-fucking.

2 thoughts on “Five Flicks You Probably Shouldn’t Watch With Your Parents

  1. Hah, any Takashi Miike film is pretty bad to watch with your parents. I watched Ichi the Killer with my mom and that was pretty uncomfortable even though we have a relatively relaxed relationship. When I later popped in Visitor Q, I was relieved that we had watched Ichi the Killer first.

    Looks like I have a couple movies to watch though since I haven’t seen Broken or A Serbian Film and I love a good mindfuck.

    1. Luke S says:

      Serbian Film is amazing, but oh-so fucked up.

      In hindsight I should have added Battle Royale in place of Trainspotting. Oh well.

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