Somewhere between After Hours, The Transporter and Get Him To The Greek, this movie was an unexpected surprise. Funny, sharp and eventful, Stretch lends itself to being very rewatched...a lot.
A malevolent brotherhood is about to meet its match, in a form that they won't see as 'danger'. This neat little film is a testament to what small budget cinema can achieve with good ideas, skill and perfect execution.
HOW TO SEDUCE DIFFICULT WOMEN
Deliberately misleading this film is not what you think it is and it's much appreciated! Without giving anything away, the final summation is quite profound as we discover that it is not women that are difficult, but relationships that are dynamic and complicated.
BEYOND THE LIGHTS
Similar to The Bodyguard but without the schmaltz, BTL is very much a tale from the heart and speaks on the price of fame, as well as the desperation that can drive us to attain its status in the first place.
A tale of class, society and race is spun where questions of identity are put under a microscope. This delve into high society, shows us, just how ridiculous and confusing caste systems are. Elegantly told, Belle still has punches you won't see coming.
THE FINAL GIRLS
This genre defying, ode to cliche will make you enjoy ridiculing all the norms of the horror movie. A film inside a film, this gentle warp of reality sets up a great premise where even when you know what's coming...it doesn't always play out that way.
DEADLY VIRTUES: LOVE, HONOUR & OBEY
Another film that takes you in one direction and then deviates elsewhere, Deadly Virtues: Love Honour & Obey has an interesting message about living with the enemy. You will feel influences from other psychological dramas, but this one definitely has its own voice and tone.
I prayed that this film wouldn't be a series of cliches and it was 75% pleasing. Part of its structure and astuteness is that you need you to understand what the hood cliche is, but the overall message and engaging leads still makes this worth a watch.