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 sanity.

Ain’t that an amazing premise??!

Ok, this intellectual sci-fi comes from a really really well-written screenplay. I also like that it’s a one room setting, so the focus is centered on their discussion. Though the production value, directing, and acting aren’t in the best quality, this film deserves a view by the script only.

INSIDE [À l’intérieur] (2007)

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. Neat and effective. That doesn’t mean I am not scarred for life, though

EDEN LAKE (2008)

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.