Giveaway: Win Blu-rays And DVDs Of THE DEAD LANDS And WHITE GOD From Magnet, Magnolia And ScreenAnarchy
An engaging film with strong commitments from those on screen, the visit to The Dead Lands is both epic and intimate. Audience expectations should be tempered, as the film defies easy categorization, and those expecting a simple action film may be disappointed. Still, for those willing to take the journey, and who are willing to be patient as it tells its tale with a mix of kinetic brutality and introspective spiritualism, The Dead Lands proves to be a memorable, rewarding experience.Next up is 2014 Cannes standout White God, from Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó. We have five copies of this stunner on DVD to give away to lucky readers. A wildly visual tale of what happens to the outcast when they can no longer supress their anger at being ignored and rejected, White God damn near made me cry in several places. Gorber was impressed, though perhaps not as much as I, when he saw it last spring:
At its best, White God is a cautionary fairytale about contemporary Europe, a continent where both left and right wing are growing increasingly reactionary, and entrenched notions of "purity" continue to plague various countries as they balance their unique cultures against the hegemony of a greater, interconnected world.If you are interested, drop me a line at josh [at] ScreenAnarchy [dot] net and make sure that you include your name, US address, and which film you want. If you want both, you'll need to send two e-mails, with the film's name in the subject line. I'll be drawing winners next Monday, August 31st. Good luck!
This backdrop gives the film both its bark and its bite, making it more than something as trivial as a game of fetch. Yet he film works also, thankfully, as a fun little action movie, akin to a Night of the Living Dead or Planet of the Apes-type flick that mixes its message in with the medium of genre cinema.
Sure, plenty of wags won't abide what they'll deride as a simple tale, but for those open to a story about revenge seen from a four legged warrior, they just might be in for a treat.
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