2016, Oscilloscope Laboratories, 85 min, USA, Dir: Sophia Takal

Two friends, both actresses (Mackenzie Davis from “Halt and Catch Fire” and Caitlin FitzGerald from “Masters of Sex”), leave Los Angeles for Big Sur to enjoy a weekend getaway and reconnect. Once alone, however, the two women's suppressed jealousies and deep-seated resentments bubble to the surface, causing them to lose grasp not just of the true nature of their relationship but also of their own identities.

1981, Rialto Pictures, 123 min, France, Dir: Jean-Jacques Beineix

Director Jean-Jacques Beineix scored a bull’s-eye internationally at arthouse box offices with his debut film, a deftly constructed soufflé of a suspense thriller with a comic, tongue-in-cheek tone. Postman and opera fanatic Jules (Frederic Andrei) surreptitiously records his idol, diva Cynthia (Wilhemenia Wiggins Fernandez), and is so overcome by her performance that he steals her costume from her dressing room, which causes a scandal. Later, while on his rounds, he encounters two thugs beating up a woman and is the unwitting recipient of a blackmail tape that the victim sneaks into his letter bag. Soon the chase is on, with not only the hoods (including Dominic Pinon) but also Taiwanese music bootleggers hoping to steal his opera cassette. Before things come to a head, Jules befriends singer Cynthia and is aided in his escape from danger by a teenage Vietnamese street girl and a sophisticated mystery man (Richard Bohringer). "…One of the best thrillers of recent years but, more than that, it is a brilliant film, a visual extravaganza that announces the considerable gifts of its young director, Jean-Jacques Beineix…Filled with so many small character touches, so many perfectly observed intimacies, so many visual inventions, from the sly to the grand, that the thriller plot is just a bonus… Pauline Kael has compared Beineix to Orson Welles and, as Welles so often did, he has made a movie that is a feast to look at, regardless of its subject." – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

1974, 89 min, Spain, Dir: Carlos Aured

International horror icon Paul Naschy shreds his renowned lycanthropic persona and submerges himself into the dark and unsettling world of giallo. Suffering from recurring dreams of murder, an ex-convict (Naschy) is hired as a caretaker of an estate owned by three very strange sisters. But shortly after his arrival, his nightmares turn to reality as a killer stalks blue-eyed women to remove their eyes.

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