2020s

Review: Ryan Kruger’s ‘Fried Barry’

There is no reasonable way to prepare for Fried Barry. Ryan Kruger fills his deeply strange curio of a film with enough ideas and threads that the lean 99-minute runtime threatens to burst at the seams. Not every character or plot point lands, but in the sci-fi/horror landscape, a surplus of ideas is always more of a blessing than a curse. Fried Barry has a lot to say, and it's not going to waste a second of screen time. Fried Barry's chaos springs from a simple enough premise. A heroin addict and general misanthrope named Barry (Gary Green) is abducted by aliens, poked, prodded, probed and ultimately turned into a host. Barry, now featuring 100 percent more alien, is returned to the streets of Cape Town. This new Barry is immed
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