The calm before the storm.Photo: Sony Pictures Classics
Why I Saw It: Screened it for Houston Film Critics Society year-end awards consideration. What I Thought: Irreverent, cautionary, strangely cathartic, and wickedly riotous. Beautiful cinematography, superb score, and perfect title. Was up for HFCS and Oscar for Best Foreign Film.
Wild Tales. Dir. Damián Szifrón. Perf. [IMDb fails me – so many people, and almost no photos, since it’s a foreign film.] Sony Pictures Classics, 2014.
Six vignettes about the logical outcomes when ordinary and ordinarily well-adjusted people get pushed past their limits.