Strange Culture is a 2007 documentary film directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson. It stars Tilda Swinton and Thomas Jay Ryan. It premiered January 19, 2007 at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. The film examines the case of artist and professor Steve Kurtz, a member of the Critical Art Ensemble (CAE). The work of Kurtz and other CAE members dealt with genetically modified food and other issues of science and public policy. After his wife, Hope, died of heart failure, paramedics arrived and became suspicious when they noticed petri dishes and other scientific equipment related to Kurtz's art in his home. They summoned the FBI, who detained Kurtz within hours on suspicion of bioterrorism.
James R (ca) wrote: Totally was not into this one. Probably a reason this movies been in my Netflix queue for close to three years! All jokes aside I actually really like the Director Ti West. His previous films The House of the Devil (2009) and The Innkeepers (2011) are absolutely fantastic. This one is a misfire. Closer to a misfire. A found footage film that just never had me caring at all. The film is about a film crew that goes out to document a religious cult living far away from everyone in a place called Eden Parish. The crew consists of Jake (Joe Swanberg) the cameraman, Sam (AJ Bowen) the biggest journalist of the group seeking answers, and Patrick (Kentucker Audley) who is searching for his missing sister who mysteriously send him a letter. The crew interview the people living at Eden Parish who all seem to love it and praise their leader nick named Father (Gene Jones). Soon enough Sam and the gang realize not everything is as it seems at Eden Parish. The first 25 minutes or so are actually very interesting and makes for a good mystery. Unfortunately from that point on the movie just kinda throws itself into a lot more action and it just never was interesting at that point. I didn't care what happened to anyone and by the end of the film I just wasted an hour and a half. Skip it!
Vishal K (fr) wrote: They seems like to be good friend in the movie but as a couple.. naaaa... no chemistry....
Rafael M (br) wrote: princess protection program
Thomas L (mx) wrote: For about the first hour I was so bewildered by this movie that I didn't yet know how I felt about it, but at the end of the day I had to push for a recommendation. Though I'm fairly certain that the vast majority of this film passes for comedy.. there are some scenes of grotesque violence such as (but not limited to) a face being peeled off in graphic up close and personal detail that the horror of the whole ordeal sort of settles in by the finale. The acting is choppy at best, but hey it's a Stuart Gordon picture. The fish people of the story are not at all scary, there more like pitiful hapless land guppies than monsters, but that is not to say that they aren't convincing. It's worth a look.
Bryan W (ag) wrote: Lorenzo Lamas is one of the worst actors I've ever seen. Smokers in today's economic climate will cringe to see him light up a cigarette, hold it wrong, and take two puffs before 'dramatically' throwing it away in his first four scenes. Roy Scheider and Gary Busey are the only two reasons to see this tour-de-shit.
Wes S (nl) wrote: Sloppy plot, when you think it's over it still has another 30 minutes to go. The characters are corny, with plenty of silly effects and scenes. Some of the action is fun, and there's enough camp to go around.
KyongSuk C (it) wrote: A film for the heart, the humour, the ears, the eyes and the mind to think about this incredible whirl of life!...just get your 5 senses touched!!! I, since I saw it, was looking to forward to seeing the URGA, I think I found it and Badema has been in my ears all the way!
Allan C (ag) wrote: Rod Serling scripted western is a bit different than your typical western, but it's not as radically out there as you might expect. Robert Taylor is a gunfighter trying to go straight, but is concerned with his brother, John Cassavetes, and his enjoyment of killing. You can probably imagine where the conclusion of this film is heading, which is kind of surprising for a Serling story. Still, it's got a good cast that also includes Julie London (who also sings the theme song), Donald Crisp, Charles McGraw and Royal Dano, and is a solid western for fans of the genre.