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by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Martyrs
Replies: 104
Views: 81734

giles edwards wrote:Which is of course where Dreyer and Moore's more sensitively drawn, exquisitely centred and ultimately genuinely profound and moving works excel.
I assume you're not including the film of V for Vendetta there, Giles? :wink:
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:04 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Manhunt
Replies: 20
Views: 19388

So props to the filmmakers, they did exactly what they set out to do and it looked brilliant. Yeah I agree, it looked far more professional and skilfully made than some of the other low-budget offerings over the weekend. The problem I had with it was the way the hunters captured the kids then just ...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Martyrs
Replies: 104
Views: 81734

It was a thought-provoking film, and I don't for a minute think that the intention was simply to shock or be controversial. However, the violence and intensity was so unrelenting that I just overloaded very early on and felt quite detached from it. The first few scenes had impact, but then it was al...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:32 am
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Let The Right One In
Replies: 50
Views: 44080

Undoubtedly the best film of the weekend for me. I really liked the mixture of innocence with some quite adult content, and there were some nice original twists on the vampire myth - like the woman who never really knew what had happened to her, but just wanted to die. And with the whole look and st...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:24 am
Forum: FF2008
Topic: The Broken
Replies: 41
Views: 35037

Re: The Broken

DavieT wrote:Couldn't really see where this was going in terms of plot - why did these doubles cross over? what did they plan to do?
They planned to do exactly what the people they'd replaced did... BUT with sinister little smirks on their faces. Scary.
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:16 am
Forum: FF2008
Topic: The Strangers
Replies: 46
Views: 41260

It must be a case of "what scares you is a very individual thing", but I found The Strangers absolutely bloody terrifying and I'm amazed that it was made by a first-time director. It didn't really feel like a "Frightfest favourite" perhaps, with its glossy look and nobody there for a Q&A, but I'm su...
by The Soapmaker
Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:58 am
Forum: FF2007
Topic: The Girl Next Door
Replies: 37
Views: 43387

As for the underage nudity; the actress playing Meg is actually 22 according to the IMDb... However, the character is certainly underage and I wonder whether the BBFC will have issues with this? Agreed with Mr Intruder, I can't see the BBFC cutting this. Keira Knightley appeared semi-naked in The H...
by The Soapmaker
Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: FF2007
Topic: The Orphanage
Replies: 29
Views: 34962

After a FrightFest which had felt a little "average" - nothing truly appalling, but nothing overwhelmingly brilliant either - I was really hoping the boys had saved the best till last. And The Orphanage didn't disappoint. There were some plot elements reminiscent of other films ( Saint Ange and The ...
by The Soapmaker
Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: FF2007
Topic: Spiral
Replies: 30
Views: 37782

As a theme in the music of the film it was strong but it also fell into line with Mason's obsessive need for approval from his father, explaining both his breakdown when he was rejected and his need to live out his father's crime. I was left with the feeling that it didn't matter if he even liked t...
by The Soapmaker
Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:47 am
Forum: FF2007
Topic: Spiral
Replies: 30
Views: 37782

So, let me get this straight, you're saying that because Mason didn't have exactly the same "geeky" interests you do, you couldn't buy him as a geek? No no no, because Mason didn't have exactly the same "geeky" qualities as me I couldn't identify with him, that's true. He just didn't seem genuinely...
by The Soapmaker
Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:05 am
Forum: FF2007
Topic: What did everyone else think of the Cottage trailer
Replies: 13
Views: 16125

It was probably the best thing we saw all day Sunday, TBH.
by The Soapmaker
Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: FF2007
Topic: The Girl Next Door
Replies: 37
Views: 43387

Whilst I wouldn't for a moment suggest that Jack Ketchum's The Girl Next Door "shouldn't" have been shown at FrightFest, I did have major problems with it. We're all used to seeing horror movies with much more graphic violence and general nastiness than JKTGND, but they're not meant to be realistic ...
by The Soapmaker
Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:36 pm
Forum: FF2007
Topic: All The Boys Love Mandy Lane
Replies: 15
Views: 21573

All The Boys Love Mandy Lane seemed like an academic exercise to me. Let's make a generic slasher movie with all the "rules" in place - teens getting some s*x'n'drugs action in some remote location, a "nice" girl who doesn't quite fit in, a despised homicidal misfit, any s*xual activity leading to ...
by The Soapmaker
Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:33 pm
Forum: FF2007
Topic: Spiral
Replies: 30
Views: 37782

Adam Green was, without a shadow of a doubt, the star of the entire FrightFest weekend. But I'm a little surprised that so many people seem to be praising Spiral quite so much. Yes, it's a very well made film that comes together beautifully in the closing scenes, but was it really the best film of t...