I see you've seen pretty much everything from Suwa. Have you checked out anything from his cinematographer on "2/Duo"? Masaki Tamura? He's worked with Shinji Aoyama, Mitsuo Yanagamchi, Juzo Itami, Naomi Kawase, Shinji Somai, Sogo Ishii, et. al. But is known for his coming up with famed documentary filmmaker Shinsuke Ogawa. I think the fact that he would spend sometimes months and years at a time living and filming with a community infuses his non-documentary work with an astounding reality, a gaze that seems so sympathetic and understanding that every filmmaker he works with is made better. And he's one of the only cinematographers I can think of that did that.
Sounds promising I must say I was let down with Halloween 2 (although I now realize I need to see the directors cut and will) The Devils Rejects I liked. I would reconsider comparing him to Von Trier though although you can argue that Von Trier is a quasi vulgar auteur, Von Triers films usually are an attempt to explore his view on man and vicious, nasty tendencies in humans through a female lead or almost consequently altering his focus when using a male lead like in Europa to perceive his place in the tar brush of a dying culture. That being said his attempts do not come close to those of other cinematic masters. He is one of those separate from the cinema Melancholia is an example of this. His tendencies are separate from those of Zombie or Carpenter, Rob Zombie I need to see more of but he seems to have a knack for finding the perfect context for horror or senseless violence, so perfectly that he is able to martyrize there actions by the end an almost impossible task if you think about it; I love that ending compared to Melancholia, Melancholia's was bare, empty, and Zombies, full and therefore more aware of the horror, more moral he finds space inside its vacancy or how we may perceive these qualities as vacant even of emotion Zombie challenges us with the absolute opposite in this way Zombie is a much more challenging director than Von Trier. I wouldn't confuse Reygadas with Von Trier though. Please don't Reygadas is too good for that. (:
How you doin Xavier? I'd love to hear your thoughts on Lords of Salem? Your teh first guy I follow to give it a 5 which is exciting coming from you (:
Thanks for fanning my Brenez list!