'Death Becomes Her' will be up at 2 PM today. But here's what's coming up the rest of this month on Best Shot if you'd like to join us. It's easy. You...
May 10th Short Film Special
Each season we do a short film episode because the form is under-discussed. Here are two sci-fi shorts (unrelated) for next Tuesday's episode:
True Skin (2012, 6 minutes) Stephan Zlotescu short about cyborg like future humans has just been snapped up by Amazon to develop for a series. And while we're on the topic of humans that are not quite human...
World of Tomorrow (2015, 16 minutes) Don Hertzfeld's awesome Oscar-nominated film about a tiny little girl and her clone from the future.
May 17th Queen Margot (1994)
Madwoman Isabelle Adjani stars in this blood-soaked, erotically-charged 16th century French epic which we figured is a great fit for a Cannes heavy week (the film won two prizes in its year including Best Actress for its unforgettable supporting actress Virna Lisi). Plus the last time we did an Adjani (The Story of Adele H) the articles were hot. Please join us if you haven't seen this one! [Streaming on Netflix]
May 24th Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
We pushed this back a month since it wasn't yet available to rent but it's time to revisit future jedi Rey as she takes on the patriarchy the resurgent Empire and evil Emo brat Kylo Ren with her newfound gifts (and swooning sidekicks Poe & Finn.)
May 31st A Dietrich Double!
Morocco (1930) and/or Blonde Venus (1932)
The Film Experience obviously loves Old Hollywood sirens so why have we given Dietrich so little attention? Let's rectify that weird gap and close our "Girls Gone Wild" month (yup, that's the theme for May) with either or both (your choice if playing) of these Von Sternberg classics as Marlene Dietrich breaks through from singing foreign curiousity to Hollywood superstar by way of androgynous seduction and chain smoking.