KUSAH HAKWAAN

One of those no-budget wonders that demands the viewer be VERY forgiving, yet offers a number of real rewards for those willing to put up with its shoddy production values

MIND GAME

An extremely well-regarded anime feature that premiered back in 2004 yet didn’t receive US distribution until fourteen years later

I LOVE YOU, DADDY

Here we have the most controversial film of 2017, a modest black and white comedy that seemingly overnight went from being one of the year’s most anticipated releases to one of its most reviled

25 FIREMAN’S STREET

An ambitious piece of avant-garde filmmaking from early-1970s Hungary that’s both an impassioned political statement and a hallucinatory spectacle

I BELIEVE IN SANTA CLAUS

France was the source of this 1984 Christmas themed atrocity, which is horrendous—albeit quite endearingly so

IF I WERE A SPY

The second film directed by France’s Bertrand Blier was this eccentric black and white noir thriller from 1967

CLOUDS

Filipino horror trash that was apparently marketed as a porno flick in its native land—a designation that isn’t entirely off the mark given the copious sex scenes and trashy overall vibe

MARS AND APRIL

Science fiction from Quebec that isn’t perfect (far from it!) but deserves points for effort

GRANDMOTHERS RECHARGE WELL!

This Czech satire owes more than a little something to Ray Bradbury’s I SING THE BODY ELECTRIC!/THE ELECTRIC GRANDMOTHER, but taken on its own terms it’s pretty good

THE JOURNEY INSIDE

An amalgamation of educational drama and grade-Z science fiction that was the first ever non-documentary film made expressly for IMAX