See Cremaster Cycle Trailer.
See Matthew Barney 1995 Interview.
See Cremaster 2 (Opening Scene).
See CreamMaster - art film parody.
See RIVER OF FUNDAMENT Official Tr.
See Cremaster 4 - Topic.
See The Order From Cremaster 3 (tr.
See Matthew Barney Cremaster 3 The.
See drawing restraint.
See The Cremaster Cycle / Djali Zw.
Description: A week before Christmas Liza McCann visit her estranged father who strangely lives in a city decked out for the holidays and is full of Christmas spirit. Strange happenings instantly occur when they arrive challenging everything Liza had once believed in.
Description: Brewster is an owlish, intellectual man who lives in a fallout shelter of the Houston Astrodome. He has a dream: to take flight within the confines of the stadium. Brewster says those he trusts of his dream, but displays a special method of treating others who do not fit within his plans.
Description: In 1815 a monk, Tomas Alcala, unwittingly unleashes two female succubi, Munkar and Nakir, upon an unsuspecting 21st century. He is selected by God to travel through the centuries and stop the demons' rampage.
Description: Balthazar Blake is a master wizard in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the town from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath. Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler, a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé. The wizard gives his unwilling accomplice a ruin course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness.
Description: "Dragon's World: A Fantasy Made Real" is a nature mockumentary about a British scientific squad that attempts to understand the special the wonderful beasts that have fascinated folks for ages. CGI is used to make the dragons.
Description: A young man gets jolted with electricity as he's climbing a cable pylon. As he gets older, he experiences intense fits of violence in which bolts of electricity explode from his fists. Elsewhere in Tokyo, there is an electronics sorcerer who also happens to be a vigilante with a taste for electric weapons. When the pair catch every others attention, the effect is a war that will light up the city.
Description: An evil yet adorable Gingerbread boy comes to life with the soul of a convicted killer, and this true life cookie creature wreaks havoc on the woman who sent the assassin to the electric chair.
Description: Serial assassin is genetically mutated in vehicle wreck on the method to his execution. After which, he becomes a murdering snowman hell-bent on revenge for the sheriff who caught him.
Description: The sheriff and his deputies from the first film decide to take a holiday in the Caribbean. Their vacation will be short-lived, however, as the thawed murderer gets inadvertently re-frozen and brought back to life. As if that weren't terrible enough, he actually has the ability to remain frozen even in tropical temperatures, and he's headed south to settle some old scores.
Description: This movie was the pinnacle of anti-D&D fearmongering. Bound together by a desire to enjoy "Mazes and Monsters," Robbie and his four college classmates decide to transport the board minigame into the local cavern. Robbie loses his mind, and the line between reality and fantasy fuse into a harrowing nightmare.
Description: There is a fight in the globe between the boys and the women. A young woman tries to escape this reality and comes to a hidden zone where a strange unicorn lives with a family: Sister, Brother, many kids and an old girl that never leaves her bed but stays in contact with the globe through her radio...
Description: When a Reality-Based TV team arrives at the creepy old "Waufle House School for Wayward Girls" to prove once and for all if the zone is really haunted by the restless Ghosts of Young Lovelies, they receive quite an eye-full. Armed with unique GHOST-GOGGLES that let them to see the spirits up close and personal, the team slowly succumbs to the charms of the Lusting Dead. You will too as you don y
Description: A poet is hired by the owner of a wax museum in a circus to write tales about Harun al Raschid, Ivan the Poor and Jack the Ripper. While writing, the poet and the daughter of the owner, Eva, fantasize the wonderful stories and fall in love for every other.
Description: Orphaned brothers Kutchek and Gore are adopted by a tribe led by Canary the owner of a strong jewel. The evil Kadar wants both Canary and the jewel. Attacking the tribe he kidnaps Canary but the stone eludes him. The brothers are taken to be trained as gladiators and years soon have grown to be VERY big. They escape and set off on a quest to search the jewel and rescue Canary.
Description: "Touring makes you crazy," Frank Zappa says, explaining that the concept for this movie came to him while the Mothers of Invention were touring. The story, interspersed with performances by the Mothers and the Royal Symphony Orchestra, is a tale of life on the road. The band members' main concerns are the find for groupies and the desire to receive paid.
Description: Janet and Brad Majors, unhappily married, are separated after appearing on a minigame show. Janet becomes a superstar while Brad is thrown into a mental hospital. But what does quick meal magnate Farley Flavors have up his sleeve?
Description: The royal couple Odette and Derek face yet other evil magician, this time a girl called Zelda. Lusting for the treasure of the Forbidden Arts, which will give her absolute power, Zelda kidnaps Odette as ransom. Derek and few animal mates head off to rescue Odette
Description: The Grimm brothers Wilhelm and Jacob, known for their literary works in the nineteenth century, have their lives dramatized. In the film they write a family history for a duke which contains reenactments of three of their stories including "The Dancing Princess," "The Cobbler and the Elves" and "The Singing Bone."
Description: Karen advertises for a roommate, and a charming young woman, called Christine, charms her method into the apartment and into Karen's life. But soon, Christine is revealed to be a risky psychopath who proceeds to sabotage Karen's life any method she can, as well as slay all her mates whom suspect her secret past
Description: The Phantom Tollbooth, based upon the children's journey novel by Norton Juster, says the storyline of a bored young man called Milo. Unexpectedly receiving a magic tollbooth and, having nothing better to do, Milo drives through it and enters a kingdom in turmoil following the loss of it's princesses, Rhyme and Reason.
Description: Two friends, who both work for the same high-priced, high-powered law firm, are both married to modern day witches. Erica, the wife of Larry, believes that he is being led astray by Carol, an old flame, who also works for the same law firm. Erica decides to act and one night after a torrid sex session Larry drifts off to sleep and starts to dream. Later the dream turns into a nightmare of sex, violence, murder and death involving himself, his mates and colleagues from the law firm which appears to be frighteningly realistic...
Description: At midnight in an antiquarian bookshop, Death, the Devil and Harlot step out of paintings and read five stories. The first is The Apparition, about a boy and a girl who check into a hotel when the girl vanishes and everyone else denies she existed... The second storyline The Hand, is about two boys who throw dice over a woman. The loser of the war kills his enemy which leads to... The third storyline is The Black Cat, about a drunk who murders his wife and hides her body in the walls of a cellear. The cat belonging to the husband... The next storyline is The Suicide Club, about a detective who discovered a secret club and is then instantly selected as their next victim... The final storyline is The Spectre, about a braggart baron who neglects his wife... After this story, the clock strikes one o'clock which leads the three storyline tellers back into their paintings.
Description: Alex Manning and her mates decide to visit the local video arcade known as "Dante's Inferno" where a fresh virtual reality arcade minigame named "Arcade" is being use marketed by a pc company CEO. However, it later becomes clear that the teenagers who lose are being imprisoned inside the virtual reality globe by the central villain "Arcade" and takes over their minds.
Description: In a mountainous region of Japan, King Arakawa kidnaps the boys of nearby villages to test as slave labor, producing gunpowder from his sulfur pits. A band of young men decide to rescue their enslaved fathers, but with the streets guarded by troops the only option is a cross-country route across the snowy peaks of Daimajin's mountain.
Description: In 1965 Mexico City, Fabiola, a wealthy yet lonely schoolgirl, befriends Graciela, a young orphan woman who has an unhealthy fascination with witchcraft. Fabiola is convinced that she, herself, is a witch by Graciela, who then uses the fear that she's place into her fresh mate to receive Fabiola to carry out her orders. As their minigames grow more serious, the two women search themselves involved in murder.
Description: Two psychics send a girl back in time to search out about her past-life experiences. She goes back as Helene, a girl from the Middle Ages who is to die at dawn under suspicion of being a witch. Then in an attempt to save Diana, and to hold all of time from being distorted, Quntis goes back in time to possibly convince Helene to allow herself be killed. If she avoids her death, it will change history.
Description: A fairy-tale about an old lady who takes care of snow and Jakub who does not fear death. It reflects the concept of people's longing for happiness, love and understanding, their effort to overcome troubles and victory over death. It criticizes greed and evil desires.
Description: The sequel to the blockbuster "Left Behind". It is two weeks after the Rapture, and those who were left behind gotta band together to form the Tribulation Force and will prepare themselves for the worst seven years the planet will ever see.
Description: Malcolm Shanks is a sad and lonely man, deaf, mute and living with his cruel sister and her husband, who delight in making him miserable. His only pleasure, it seems, is in making and controlling puppets. Thanks to his skill, he is offered a job as a lab assistant to Dr. Walker, who is working on methods to re-animate dead bodies by inserting electrodes at key nerve points and manipulating the bodies as if they were on strings. When the professor suddenly dies one night, Shanks gets the concept to apply their experimental effects to a human body, and then to begin exacting some revenge.
Description: In the year 2047, sex is forbidden and Large Brother uses robots to hold on eye on everyone. One young woman tries to outwit the government so she can be with the boy she loves.
Description: A number of swamp land boys have died by strangulation and the inhabitants trust that an innocent boy they hanged is seeking revenge on all of the male descendants of those responsible for his death. Maria, granddaughter of the innocent ferryman, decides to operate the ferry service. Chris Sanders, a son of one of the boys who did the hanging, and Maria fall in love. The "strangler" seizes Chris and Maria offers her life if Chris is spared.
Description: Since the dawn of time magic players have availed their Mysterious Power to ward off evil and heal the body. Throughout history wizards, sorcerers and magicians have practiced in secrecy, keeping their powers hidden, guided by the Wizard's Code. But there are some who desire mastery over others and attain the highest lvl of magic to gain it. Even just one Wizard, obsessed with his own power, can threaten their secret world. This one is named the MAGUS. When Felix, a broken down healer learns that the Magus has abandoned the Wizards Code and is using his power for evil, he is forced to come out of reclusion and search a method to turn his healing energy into a killing force. As this improbable character begins training for his inevitable duel, the Magus continues using his magic powers to slay off all of the Secret Chiefs
Description: James Earl Jones hosts this movie based on two stories by the late Rod Serling, who wrote the stories of the original 'The Twilight Zone' (1959) series.. In "The Theater," a young girl attends a film theater only to search that her life storyline is being revealed on the screen. In "Where the Dead Are," a Boston surgeon in 1868 searches for a scientist who may have the respond to a medical mystery.
Movies Like Decision at Sundown 1957
Movies Like Gorillaz: Live in Manchester 2006
Movies Like The Eclipse 2009
Movies Like Sir! No Sir! 2005
Movies Like Dark Moon Rising 2009
Movies Like To Be Fat Like Me 2007
Movies Like Jack the Ripper 1976
Movies Like Zombie Apocalypse 2010
Movies Like Testosteron 2007
Movies Like Private Gold 28: Tatiana 3 1998
Movies Like The Monster Club 1981
Movies Like Ice Palace 1960
Movies Like Private Gold 27: Tatiana 2 1998
Movies Like Private Gold 42: Madness 2 2000
Matthew Barney's "Cremaster 4" is an perfect example of what can be achieved in the zone of video art. "Cremaster 4" includes no verbal dialogue, but exists purely in the visual (with audio accompaniment). While not made with the budget and means of perhaps Barney's soon "Cremaster 3," "Cremaster 4" is a successful enveiling of different processes that reference problems of gender and masculinity, sports, and Barney's own mythology/ iconography. I trust what makes Barney's work so significant is his dealing with problems from contemporary American culture that artists previously either rejected or deemed unworthy as topics material. While the Cremaster cycle of films most directly deals with masculinity (the cremaster is found in the scrotum and is the muscle which is responsible for raising and lowering the testicles), Barney also manages to weave in his own commentary on sports (he played football at Yale), video minigames (see the Guggenheim sequence in "Cremaster 3"; it's self-explanatory), and gender ambiguity. Barney has a keen eye for striking images. The melody provided by Jonathan Bepler suits Barney's movies very well. If you like evocative images, cryptic sequences of events, and can tolerate the occasionally disturbing, I highly suggest "Cremaster 4."
The Cremaster Cycle 9/10 The Cremaster Cycle is a series of five movies shot over eight years. Although they can be seen individually, the greatest experience is seeing them all together (like Wagner's Ring Cycle) - and also researching as much as you can beforehand. To give you an concept of the magnitude, it has been recommended that their fulfilment confirms author Matthew Barney as the most necessary American artist of his generation (New York Times Magazine).The Cremaster movies are works of art in the sense that the critical faculties you test whilst watching them are ones you might more normally test in, say, the Tate Modern, than in an art house cinema. They are entirely made up of symbols, have only the slimmest of linear plots, and experiencing them leaves you with a sense of awe, of more questions and inspirations than closed-book answers. The imagery is at once grotesque, beautiful, challenging, puzzling and stupendous. Any review can only hope to touch on the significance of such an event, but a several clues might be of interest, so for what it's worth ...Starting with the title. The 'Cremaster' is a muscle that acts to retract the testes. This keeps the testes warm and protected from injury. (If you hold this in mind as you view the piece it will be easier to search another clues and create sense of the myriad allusions to anatomical development, sexual differentiation, and the period of embryonic sexual development - including the period when the outcome is still unknown. The films, which can be viewed in any order (though chronologically is probably better than numerically) range from Cremaster 1 (most 'ascended' or undifferentiated state) to Cremaster 5 (most 'descended'). The official Cremaster site includes useful synopses.)Cremaster 4 is closest to the biological model and so sets the scene, suggesting the system's onward rush. There is a motorcycle race and a Candidate who is tap-dancing his method through the floor (weird? yes - but it is definitely art, not weird for weird's sake!)The Guggenheim Museum (which houses a parallel exhibition) describes the Cremaster Cycle as "a self-enclosed aesthetic system consisting of five feature-length movies that discover processes of creation." As film, the Cremaster Cycle is one to experience in the cinema if you have the occasion to do so, or to experience and re-experience at leisure on DVD (the boxed set is promised for late 2004 and will be a gem for lovers of art-cinema fusion).
I liked this Cremaster film the best. First of all, it's great and short. Second, the visual imagery is simple, yet interesting, not the overkill of Cremaster 3. Lastly, it's probably the most "fun" of the Cremaster movies to watch (if you can describe any of them as fun). There's no plot, of course, and it's extremely pretentious, but it held my attention for all 42 minutes, and I'd suggest it as a stand-alone art film. 8 out of 10.
New York, NY 10013
Similar Film Search Engine
+44 20 7336 8898
Mon - Sun 09:30 am - 05:30 pm