THE THREE TRIALS
Reviewed by: Donny Broussard
Michael Q. Schmidt
What's it about
A nun is put through many sexual trials.
Is it good movie?
Randy Greif’s film “The Three Trials” is a hard pill to swallow, but for this writer it was worth enduring the bitter taste. The film doesn’t follow a traditional narrative structure, instead it utilizes many such as; quasi-traditional narrative, abstract, and a structure similar to what is used in music videos. The fact that writer/director Randy Greif is a musician specializing in experimental music only added to the dreamlike tone of the film.
The film follows Catherine (Molinee Green) a smokin’ hot nun that catches her Mother Superior spanking and anally violating the Father (the priest that heads the convent). She gets really turned on by what she sees and starts to touch herself when the Father sees her and informs her that because of her sins she will have to submit herself to “The Three Trials.” She is then taken to a dirty building where she is taken doggie style in a confessional while she confesses her sins. After this the flick only gets weirder. Catherine finds herself in a castle where she experiences lesbian love, dresses like a fox (has to be seen to be understood), has sex with a Yeti (and gives his doggie cock a hand job). Then the Yeti evolves into a masochistic plastic surgeon that tortures her repeatedly.
The acting is flat a lot of the time, but it doesn’t detract from the sick beauty of the film. Another plus this flick has going for it is the fact that pretty much every chick in the film gets naked (and they are all hot). The music is also very interesting and fits the surrealistic film like a glove. IMDB says the budget is an estimated $100k, which is pretty impressive because every shot of the film looks great. The lighting looks professional, the music is well done, and the sets don’t look like they were shot in the directors basement. “The Three Trials” is a harsh film that is worth a look for fans of art films, it’s not for everyone, but for an indie film with a very low budget it was quite impressive.
Video / Audio
Video: Looked great.
Audio: Was loud and clear!
Deleted Scenes - There are some nice scenes that were cut from the film that make this feature worth checking out.
Trailer - The prerequisite Theatrical Trailer is there for everyones viewing pleasure.
I dug the film, but it is definitely not for everyone. If your squeamish or get uncomfortable when sexuality is mixed with religion, then this flick is not for you. But if you have an open mind and enjoy a little art in your films give this one a try.