A nominee for Best Foreign Film at the 2015 Academy Awards, Damián Szifron’s Relatos Salvajes (Wild Tales) is composed of six dark comedy short films, all of which have characters who wish to exact violent revenge.
A look at how Akira Kurosawa prevented scenes with limited character movement from becoming boring. Kurosawa made actors and props form shapes, making them visually appealing while reinforcing the emotions in the scene.
David Cronenberg (Scanners, The Fly, A History of Violence) presents a dark drama set in Hollywood. A girl with burn scars becomes an aging star’s assistant, setting off a destructive series of events in her desire to be loved.
“Mr. Whiskers, he makes me do bad things.” Jerry seems like a harmless guy, but he’s got a dark secret. His actions are influenced by his pets – a saintly dog and an evil cat. Or so he thinks. Ryan Reynolds stars in this bizarre dark comedy.
(SPOILERS) A group of medical students stumble upon a way to bring back the dead. When one of them is killed in an accident, they end up using their miraculous trick. Bad idea. Starring Olivia Wilde, Donald Glover and Mark Duplass.