Plus: 'Never Let Me Go,' 'Dirty Girl,' 'Everything Must Go,' 'The Conspirator' and more
Josh Hartnett in "Bunraku"
Who: Directed by Guy Moshe, starring Josh Hartnett, Demi Moore, Ron Perlman, Gackt, Woody Harrelson, Kevin McKidd, and Jordi Molla.
What: The story of a a young man who has spent his life searching for revenge only to find himself up against a bigger challenge than he originally bargained for
Why: This is one of those action films that aims to be something outside the norm, so the stakes are high. If it fails, it could be awful, but if it succeeds, this "Yojimbo" riff set in a world that appears to be made of paper filled with crazy colorful criminals and lowlifes could be the trippiest kick of the festival. There's buzz building already, and anyone planning to attend the Midnight Madness screening should be ready for anything.
[Hoping to be picked up]
- Drew McWeeny