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by jonbly
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: What Keeps You Alive
Replies: 12
Views: 4964

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: 1366

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: 7195

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...
by jonbly
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Ravers
Replies: 7
Views: 3531

Ravers

8\10 - Not too loud or flashy, thank goodness. Enjoyable romp with believable sets / props and some decent variation on the zombie norm. One hole, though... how does the dealer get back in?
by jonbly
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Boar
Replies: 8
Views: 4150

Boar

7/10 - Good old-fashioned creature feature. The two non-deaths were annoying, and the night shots struggled at times.
by jonbly
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: The Most Assassinated Woman in the World
Replies: 6
Views: 3254

The Most Assassinated Woman in the World

7/10 - OK, but disappointing that the payoff didn't actually deal with the main problem... you go to all that trouble and don't stop the killer?!
by jonbly
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Incident in a Ghostland
Replies: 10
Views: 5227

Incident in a Ghostland

8/10 - Grim. Terrible title. The twist was annoying at first but grew on me later.
by jonbly
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich
Replies: 10
Views: 5180

Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich

6/10 - Let down by the ending - too much time in the hotel, then didn't use the house/museum again and suddenly we're done. The last kill seemed unnecessary. Making the entire story into issue #1 of an ongoing comic series would not be sensible.
by jonbly
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Braid
Replies: 9
Views: 4000

Braid

5/10 - Tried to do something interesting, but ended up just too pretentious. Same problem as Shrooms - I don't really know how much of the movie actually happened.
by jonbly
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: The Cleaning Lady
Replies: 6
Views: 3371

The Cleaning Lady

8/10 - I mostly enjoyed this one, but it was let down a bit by Shelly's motivations - which were all over the place.

Also... you don't keep hydrofluoric acid in a metal container, and it's more lethal as a poison than as an acid. Odd choice.
by jonbly
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Mega Time Squad
Replies: 4
Views: 2801

Mega Time Squad

7/10 - Very funny at times, but the change of tack towards the end robs the film of life and pace in the last act. The 'surprise' doesn't really work at either end... what was it originally for? How was it supposed to fit in that bag? What if he'd checked the contents as soon as he picked it up?
by jonbly
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Summer of 84
Replies: 9
Views: 4060

Summer of 84

9/10 - Excellent. A surprisingly realistic movie coming off the back of 'Turbo Kid' - don't think this is more of the same, the limited gore here is is well-rendered and well-used. Good pacing and good performances.
by jonbly
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: The Ranger
Replies: 5
Views: 2947

The Ranger

7/10 - Pretty good, nicely paced, but showed its budget at times. Opening was trying a bit too hard. Good work from the lead. Another one for the 'traps don't do that' hall of fame, though...
by jonbly
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Emails
Replies: 9
Views: 3940

Re: Emails

No, it's not GDPR - this is about emails that arrive, but that Gmail is convinced are phony. I assume it's because you're using Sendinblue rather than mailing us direct. I've tried adding the mac.com email address to my Contacts... and that does seem to resolve the image / link issue, though Gmail's...
by jonbly
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Emails
Replies: 9
Views: 3940

Re: Emails

The one I was reacting to was about the updated guest list... but I don't think I've had a FF email this year. Have you tried adding that email to your contacts? That usually whitelists an address in Gmail. If Gmail thinks the address is being spoofed, though, that shouldn't work. I'll give it a go,...