DESTROYER
2018, Annapurna Pictures, 123 min, Dir: Karyn Kusama

This gripping crime drama follows the moral and existential odyssey of LAPD detective Erin Bell (Nicole Kidman), who as a rookie had been placed undercover with a gang in the California desert, with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, Bell must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past. “It’s a blunt, deeply cynical look at the idea of justice in a place like Los Angeles. … Daring, yes. But Kusama has something far more important: vision (not to mention a formidable accomplice in Kidman).” - Peter Debruge, Variety.


ROBOWAR
ROBOT DA GUERRA
1988, Flora Film, 92 min, Italy, Dir: Bruno Mattei

Ever seen PREDATOR? Well, the makers of ROBOWAR sure did. Reb Brown (YOR: HUNTER FROM THE FUTURE) leads a squad of commandos through the unforgiving jungles for some reason while being stalked by a robotic killer wearing a motorcycle helmet.


SHOCKING DARK
1989, AGFA, 90 min, Italy, Dir: Bruno Mattei

For writers Claudio Fragasso and Rossella Drudi (TROLL 2) and director Bruno Mattei (ZOMBI 3, CRUEL JAWS), their final and most notorious collaboration went beyond brazen plagiarism to become a fearless act of deranged genius. In this bravura dual rip-off of ALIENS and TERMINATOR, a team of badass marines ... a tough female civilian ... and an orphaned girl battle monsters beneath the Venice canals while chased by an indestructible killer cyborg ... with everything careening towards one of the ultimate WTF twist endings. Geretta Geretta (DEMONS) and Tony Lombardo (RATS: NIGHTS OF TERROR) star in this “schlockfest of awesome” (Cool Target), which was released internationally in the late ‘80s as both TERMINATOR II and ALIENATORS.


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