Uncle Kent 2 (2015)

Uncle Kent 2
Director: Joe Swanberg (the first 10 minutes or so), Todd Rohal (the rest)
Writer: Kent Osborne
Sequel to: Uncle Kent
Cast: Kent Osborne, Joe Swanberg, Steve Little, Jennifer Prediger, Kate Herman, Lyndsay Hailey, [SPOILER] ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic
Part of: /slash Filmfestival
Seen on: 19.9.2015
[Reviews by cornholio and Maynard.]

Plot:
Kent (Kent Osborne) is dreaming of a seqel to Uncle Kent, a film he shot together with his nephew Joe (Joe Swanberg). But Joe isn’t interested in doing sequels, so he refers Kent to a friend. But Kent might have other things to worry about anyway. He’s about to travel to San Diego Comic Con, although his doctor (Steve Little) asks him not to because there’s something wrong with him. But Kent goes anyway. Things there become weirder and weirder. So weird, in fact, it might just be the end of the world.

I really enjoyed Uncle Kent 2. It goes into a completely different direction from the first film, but it’s a turn I could go along with without problem.

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Wrong Cops (2013)

Wrong Cops
Director: Quentin Dupieux
Writer: Quentin Dupieux
Cast: Mark Burnham, Eric Judor, Steve Little, Marilyn Manson, Grace Zabriskie, Arden Myrin, Eric Wareheim, Ray Wise, Kurt Fuller, Jack Plotnick, Roxane Mesquida
Part of: /slash Filmfestival

Plot:
Duke (Mark Burnham) is a cop, but only in name. He spends most of his time selling drugs, actually and harrassing people. But that’s actually something he has in common with his colleague Renato (Eric Wareheim), while Sunshine (Steve Little) is just looking to get money and Rough (Eric Judor) wants to hit it big in the music business. Shriley (Arden Myrin) would also like some extra cash. The attempt to dispose of an accidentally shot body tangles all of the together.

I like Dupieux movies in all their weirdness and I did like Wrong Cops, though it hits a few false notes and certainly doesn’t reach the height of Wrong.

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Wrong (2012)

Wrong
Director: Quentin Dupieux
Writer: Quentin Dupieux
Cast: Jack Plotnick, Eric Judor, Alexis Dziena, Steve Little, William Fichtner, Regan Burns, Mark Burnham
Part of: /slash Filmfestival‘s Slashing Europe

Plot:
Dolph (Jack Plotnick) wakes up one day to find his dog Paul who he loves more than anyone else, gone without a trace. He tries to keep his mind off of things by calling a local pizza delivery service to inquire about their logo which leads to a nice conversation with Emma (Alexis Dziena). His gardner Victor (Eric Judor) tries to tell him something about the palm tree in the garden. At work, Dolph is rained on. Finally he is contacted by Master Chang (William Fichtner) who knows about Paul.

Rubber was weird. Wrong is weirder. And it’s also more awesome. Where Rubber had me smiling, Wrong had me laughing out loud. And William Fichtner is just to die for.

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The Catechism Cataclysm (2011)

The Catechism Cataclysm
Director: Todd Rohal
Writer: Todd Rohal
Cast: Steve Little, Robert Longstreet, Wally Dalton, Miki Ann Maddox, Koko Lanham, Rico A. Comic
Part of: /slash Filmfestival

Plot:
Father William (Steve Little) has a bit of a crisis of faith, so he takes a day off work to do something else and get his bearings a little bit. The only contact he still has outside of church, is Robbie (Robert Longstreet) – a guy William’s sister dated for a while in high school. William idolized Robbie very much. Robbie is a little bewildered by William’s contact, but agrees to go kayaking with him for a day. But when William’s bible falls into the toilet, things really go south for the both of them.

The Catechism Cataclysm is a weird film. That I absolutely loved. I can’t say I entirely understand it but it doesn’t really matter since it entertained the hell out of me (no pun intended).

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