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by The Soapmaker
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Dachra
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Re: Dachra

It was the only Discovery film I saw, and I had to buy a ticket. It's about a group of journalism students whose work on a university project leads them to a remote village. Deciding to stay overnight is, needless to say, a bad idea. There's nothing massively original about it, the characters do wha...
by The Soapmaker
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Top 5
Replies: 9
Views: 776

Re: Top 5

Bliss
Ready or Not
A Good Woman Is Hard To Find
Knives and Skin
Come to Daddy
Why Don't You Just Die!

Yeah that's six. Close enough. It was a good year, there were only two or three films I didn't care for.
by The Soapmaker
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Cut Off
Replies: 8
Views: 752

Re: Cut Off

It works while you're watching it, but the plot relies on so many unlikely coincidences and people being in the right place at exactly the right time... and I'm not sure various characters' motivations and actions make much sense. Certainly not bad or boring but I felt like I was having the wool pul...
by The Soapmaker
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: The Drone
Replies: 3
Views: 370

Re: The Drone

I started out thinking it was just utter incompetent nonsense - like Reborn with Barbara Crampton last Halloween - so I wasn't really paying attention. It took a while to realise that it's really rather funny and clever. I'd like to see it again.
by The Soapmaker
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Feedback
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Re: Feedback

Given the restricted locations, it's all about the performances. Eddie Marsan is reliably good, Richard Brake is a menacing but surprisingly complex presence. It's let down by Ivana Baquero, with her weird American accent, playing an unsympathetic character who isn't just manic but appears to have m...
by The Soapmaker
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Madness in the Method
Replies: 2
Views: 543

Re: Madness in the Method

This was the film I most wanted to avoid, but the alternatives in the Discovery screens didn't look much better and I couldn't be bothered faffing about trying to get tickets. As it turned out, I thought it was... perfectly tolerable. There's a sufficiently coherent plot and a couple of amusing char...
by The Soapmaker
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Crawl
Replies: 10
Views: 913

Re: Crawl

I think there were one or two moments of peril too many. And how many times did we need reminding that yes, she could swim and yes, she could hold her breath under water? Nevertheless, very well made and entertaining. Certainly better than what I was expecting, i.e. Bait (2012) with an alligator ins...
by The Soapmaker
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Q + A's at Cineworld
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Re: Q + A's at Cineworld

Yes, glad to see them back, I never really understood why they were dropped last year. I enjoyed the Q&As after Daniel Isn't Real and Mary (although I didn't like the latter film). That said, I wouldn't want them with every film. Sometimes it's nice when there are no guests and you've got time to ea...
by The Soapmaker
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: A Good Woman is Hard to Find
Replies: 6
Views: 880

Re: A Good Woman is Hard to Find

Then it spoils everything with a cartoonish villain and the silliest plot turns I've seen all year, basically contradicting its tone. (seriously? the kid randomly screaming "Tito" while the bad guy looking for him is casually around?) Agreed that Edward Hogg was a bit too David Tennant as the main ...
by The Soapmaker
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Rabid
Replies: 7
Views: 921

Re: Rabid

It was OK, but it never felt like the story was really building up to anything much. The ease with which the virus spread was very inconsistent. And some of the major characters - good and bad - were killed off in a rather offhand manner. I didn't go in with massive expectations, but after all the f...
by The Soapmaker
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Air Conditioning
Replies: 10
Views: 805

Re: Air Conditioning

Row K of the Arrow Screen was cool enough to require an extra layer of clothing so I brought a hoody every day. Didn't mind at all, much better than being too hot.
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Nekrotronic
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Re: Nekrotronic

I wasn't looking forward to this but during the little animated sequence at the beginning I thought well, maybe it'll be OK. That was a false dawn. Totally incoherent rubbish. Endless exposition which only makes things more confusing. Things constantly being trapped in little boxes then let out agai...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Mary
Replies: 6
Views: 692

Re: Mary

Rubbish Amityville Horror on a boat. It couldn't have been more cliched. I was a bit annoyed that Gary Oldman got not only top, but pre-title billing, I hope that wasn't at his insistence. He pretty much phoned in his performance and any redeeming features of the film were down to Emily Mortimer. Th...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Ready Or Not
Replies: 6
Views: 717

Re: Ready Or Not

Another film driven by a great central performance from the lead actress. There were several of those this weekend. A bit of Get Out, a lot of You're Next... I was wanting Samara Weaving's character to do a bit more ass-kicking in the middle part of the film (after the hints that she was a fairly to...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Bliss
Replies: 8
Views: 745

Re: Bliss

I'm not normally a fan of films involving people getting massively fucked up on drugs, booze and endless partying... but Dora Madison's performance carried it for me, she made an essentially unlikeable character someone to root for and, ultimately, be somewhat in awe of. Fantastic music, I loved the...