Directed by Steve
Broadcasting through a makeshift network of discarded televisions, KUSO is a shifting series of vignettes tangled in the aftermath of Los Angeles's worst earthquake nightmare. Travel between screens and aftershocks into the twisted lives of the survived. Blending nightmarish visions, animation and a shocking image of a distorted America, this is the daring debut and Sundance sensation from director Steve, aka renowned musician Flying Lotus. Delirious, provocative and darkly hilarious, KUSO is as verbose with macabre, music, melancholy and unimaginable imagery. You won't believe your eyes, or your mind. A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE.
Renowned musician Flying Lotus' wild debut feature broadcasts the twisted lives of earthquake survivors in a surreal Los Angeles.
Cast: Hannibal Buress, George Clinton, David Firth, Tim Heidecker, Anders Holm
very fun & entertaining! if you like more abstract films. the visuals/animation are incredible. if you are looking to watch a real drawn out story, this is not that kind of movie.
This could be a 5 skull rating, if they cut it in to a much shorter film. Some of the sub-plots aren't very good and some of them are genuinely great, but unfortunately I found myself checking how long was left one too many times. Will definitely check further projects from all involved though. A final tidbit, they executed what they were going for, completely.
not as bad as everyone said
A deeply unsettling "anti-masterpiece" of toilet humor and depravity, Kuso is worth the watch.
There's a difference between being gross and being childish. Film's like Hereditary and Cannibal Holocaust are gross, Kuso is childish. If your film has a scene where a little kid smears dog poop on a butthole, you're film is childish. The film does however have other impressive aspects. The music and practical effects are amazing. Some acting and some of the shots are good. They're are a couple of enjoyable scenes; these scenes being the opening musical scene, the Hannibal Buress scenes, and the scene of the mother trying to find her baby which I found creepy. One of the personal nitpicks I had was how much they repeated stating the plot. Another nitpick being how the film is edited; most often the various stories feel less like stories and more like glimpses into these characters lives. I'd recommend maybe watching a couple of the short stories but not the whole film. 3/10