Taking place in a dystopian Australia in the near future, Mad Max tells the story of a highway patrolman cruising the squalid back roads that have become the breeding ground of criminals foraging for gasoline and scraps. After some grisly events at the hands of a motorcycle gang, Max sets out across the barren wastelands in search of revenge.
Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must go through extreme situations to win their lives back or die trying.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Based on the real-life story, the movie is about Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby. He suffers a stroke at the age of 43 and paralyzes his entire body except for his left eye. However, he is not willing to give up that easily as he uses that eye to blink out his memoir. The psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he’d only visited in his mind are described in the remarkable memoir.
The Straight Story
Alvin Straight is a retired farmer and widower in his 70s. When he hears that his distant brother Lyle has suffered a stroke and may not recover, he decides to visit him and set things right between them. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have a car or driver’s license to reach his brother. Thus, Alvin sets out on his old lawnmower and begins his picturesque and deeply spiritual odyssey.
The Squid and the Whale
The Squid and the Whale is a heartwarming movie based on the true childhood lives of Noah Baumbach and his brother. Set in the 1980s Brooklyn, it revolves around two young boys who are dealing with their parent’s divorce.
Anthony was under treatment in a mental hospital because of a nervous breakdown. After being released from the institution, he finds himself directionless and eventually joins his friend Dignan, who seems far less sane than the former. Together they hatch a hair-brained scheme for a crime spree involving his former boss, the legendary Mr. Henry.
Featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Brady Corbet, Mysterious Skin is about a teenage hustler and a young man who is obsessed with alien abductions crossing paths. Together, they soon discover a horrible, liberating truth.
The Holy Mountain
This 1973 Mexican surreal-fantasy film is a visual treat flooded with sacrilegious imagery and existential symbolism. The movie adds another defiantly unparalleled chapter to Jodorowsky’s thoroughly unique filmography.