THE MAN FROM EARTH [2007]

A young professor claims he’s a Cro-Magnon who survived 14,000 years of living in front of his fellow academics ranging from a biologist, anthropologist, archaeologist, historian, Christian literary scholar, and psychiatrist. Their impromptu farewell party turns into a Q & A of history, philosophy, logic, science, and religion that makes them question his validity and…

INSIDE [À l’intérieur] (2007)

This is the worst movie a woman could ever watch. Actually, women, do not watch this. Unless you’re not planning to get pregnant ever then DO NOT WATCH THIS. I am dead serious. Technicality-wise, the giallo feel is strong on this one. Never seen a modern horror using this style. So, it’s cool seeing it these days….

12 ANGRY MEN (1957)

Who would’ve known watching 12 people arguing for hours over a murder would give you a cold sweat. A very well-executed, cleverly written locked room suspense.

DEAD SNOW [Død snø] (2009)

It has every horror movie cliché, terrible acting, and ridiculous Nazi zombie (I’ve seen way better Nazi zombies). The only wonderful thing is that they’re paying homage to classic splatters like Evil Dead and Peter Jackson’s Braindead (kudos to the t-shirt).

EDEN LAKE (2008)

Extremely well performance by (at the time) “not yet known” Michael Fassbender, as well as Kelly Riley. Upsetting. Revolting. Even after the (depressing) ending, Eden Lake will leave you infuriated, emotionally spent, and a throbbing headache. Kudos to the suspenseful direction by James Watkins (The Woman in Black). Chill to the bone.

RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE (2010)

Rare Exports is a tale of the beginning of the legendary old man you know nowadays, with a dark twist. The first 10 mins is already terrifying. A boy opening a book “The Truth about Santa” finding out that the original Santa Claus is a devil-like-goat-face-with-horns creature torturing naughty kids and making a stew out…

RABBIT HOLE (2010)

I love how tender it’s depicting grief. It’s supposed to be depressing but there’s more of feeling empathy for it. Both characters are very strong dealing with grief, and I guess the contradiction is what makes it a compelling drama without being over weepy.