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by jonbly
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: The Dark
Replies: 5
Views: 2138

The Dark

7/10 - some interesting ideas here, but it didn't go in the direction I'd have preferred and too much was left unexplained (for a change). In particular... why was Josef going to Devil's Den in the first place?
by jonbly
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: BRING BACK THE Q & As
Replies: 23
Views: 7878

Re: BRING BACK THE Q & As

From the Newsletter : We have decided that having a flood of people walking out in front of the visiting guests when they are being interviewed due to other films starting or limited scheduled breaks is really not a good look. This is understandable... but another thing causing that flood is that t...
by jonbly
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: The Field Guide to Evil
Replies: 7
Views: 2736

The Field Guide to Evil

1/10 - Melonheads raised a chuckle, but everything else here was turgid and awful. If, in future years, you are offered a free DVD of this, slap your 'benefactor' soundly and cry, "Be off with you, charlatan!"
by jonbly
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Open 24 Hours
Replies: 4
Views: 1981

Open 24 Hours

5/10 - I might have liked this more if half the film wasn't just a delusion. Shrooms again.
by jonbly
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Tigers Are Not Afraid
Replies: 7
Views: 2707

Tigers Are Not Afraid

8/10 - liked it, but didn't love it... I didn't really connect with the characters. Pretty sure I'll be in the minority with this one, though - the room seemed smitten.
by jonbly
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: He's Out There
Replies: 10
Views: 3528

Re: He's Out There

Can anyone point me in the direction of whatever the two people who were up the front, before the film began - with the prosthetic Paul head and dog head - they were talking about something on kickstarter and something something. Anyone have any links for info?? https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...
by jonbly
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Terrified
Replies: 11
Views: 3642

Terrified

9/10 - Argentinian take on The Grudge. Hopefully any sequels will avoid the same trap, though... and hopefully we will see a continuation (and expansion / exploration of this mythos). Subs could use some polishing.
by jonbly
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: He's Out There
Replies: 10
Views: 3528

He's Out There

7/10 - OK house invasion movie, let down by a particularly useless kid and crippling injuries that are just shrugged off... not to mention a storybook that didn't go anywhere. The string thing and tea party were nice, though.
by jonbly
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: The Man Who Killed Hitler and then The Bigfoot
Replies: 12
Views: 4189

The Man Who Killed Hitler and then The Bigfoot

?/10 - I don't know what to do with this. I don't know what's in the box, either... though a pistol would seem the obvious bet.
by jonbly
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Hell Is Where The Home Is
Replies: 7
Views: 2801

Hell Is Where The Home Is

7/10 - Too slow in the early stages, but at least it's setting up a more complicated situation for later. The script then doesn't make the best use of that, alas. Definitely enjoyable at times, though.
by jonbly
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Fright Fest
Replies: 5
Views: 1569

Fright Fest

2/10 - Drab. Or at least, the first hour was... at which point I decided that sleep was the better option.
by jonbly
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Upgrade
Replies: 15
Views: 5048

Upgrade

9/10 - Action scifi with a horror edge. Mainstream enough (and good enough) to do quite well if it gets the right release. Some interesting shots in the fight scenes - though it felt like a bit of slowmo might have helped.
by jonbly
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: What Keeps You Alive
Replies: 12
Views: 3794

What Keeps You Alive

8/10 - Sometimes unexpectedly twisty, sometimes annoyingly predictable (LOOK AT ME I'M A PLOT DEVICE FOR LATER ON!). A tad too long. But well made and good-looking, particularly for a crew+cast of just 13.
by jonbly
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: The Devil's Doorway
Replies: 2
Views: 1088

The Devil's Doorway

8/10 - I'm not a fan of found footage / wobblecam... but this is about as good as it gets. Interesting setup, good acting (particularly from Father Thomas) and nicely creepy.
by jonbly
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Heretiks
Replies: 15
Views: 5710

Heretiks

5/10 - dull and grey. By the end, chunks of the audience were laughing at a movie that definitely wasn't meant to be a comedy... There was some potential here for a psychic nun detective story (a thriving genre), but that's not how it come out. (If you're in film, and anyone ever says, "I'm going fo...