Here's the last mvoies I watched.
The Element of Crime:
It's a post-apocalyptic, almost cyberpunk-ish film noir detective something! It's Lars von Trier's debut film and it's kinda hard to describe. On the one hand, it's extremely pretentious arthouse cinema without any point or meaning and on the other hand it's beautifully shot, using a lot of fancy monochrome and it shows that von Trier is a huge Tarkovsky and Welles. The actual plot is kind of lackluster and one can only suspect that it only serves to show off all the references. If you like stuff like Chinatown or Bladerunner, you might enjoy this movie as well because it captures a similar atmosphere, although it never really comes near those two masterpieces. But it looks pretty nifty:
I mainly watched this because I was told this was the main inspiration for the Umineko games/anime. I was genuinely surprised when I later on read on wikipedia that this was voted one of the best and scariest horror films of all time. I admit, I'm easy to scare when it comes to movies but this one didn't much to me. In fact, in my opinion Suspiria waddled constantly through three phases: genuinely scary, goofy and plain weird and you never know what you get next. The plot is basically, an American dancer goes to a German ballet academy in Freiburg, a murder happens and things are not what they seem to be! Any further description would be spoileriffic. The acting could be better, the cinematography is great and the soundtrack is outstanding, made by the Italian Prog Rock band Goblin. I admit, this was actually a pretty good movie. It just didn't work as a horror film for me. It's worth watching for the vicious and elaborate murder scenes alone.
Black Moon is pretty much what happens if David Lynch decided to make a remake of Alice In Wonderland. No plot, no point and truckloads of meaningless, pretentious symbolism. Unwatchable, unenjoyable. Surreal cinema at its worst. The only thing you will get out of this movie are bragging rights.
An interesting underworld thriller with cyberpunk elements written by none other than James Cameron. Made in 1995 and set in the distant future of 1999, Strange Days plays shortly before the Millennium and basically follows the "main character gets his hands on evidence of an unspeakable crime" trope but with a lot of twists and turns, echoing the film noir genre. The characters are well-written and especially Lenny and Mace come over as very sympathetic. For some reason, it was a complete box office disaster. Overall, this is a very enjoyable movie.
Death And The Compass:
I watched this movie mainly because it's based on a Jorge Luis Borges story. In a way, it's very much like The Element of Crime. A pretentious, low-budget film noir-esque crime story. If you are familiar with the short story, you won't get anything out of this, it's the same story, that is actually just a few pages long, spread over 90 minutes. Naturally, it cannot work and so it's dragging on forever. Boring.
A Fistful Of Dollars: