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by Alex J
Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: FF2010
Topic: Monsters
Replies: 28
Views: 21935

Re: Monsters

Thoughtful, evocative tale with various political and social sub-texts set against a backdrop of alien invasion and the resulting infected zone where the aliens are kept segregated from the US. An emotional, very well told story with excellent use of locations. However, it will disappoint those expe...
by Alex J
Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: FF2010
Topic: I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE
Replies: 36
Views: 27322

Re: I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE

Very good update, although lacking the griminess, seediness and graphic scenes of the original. Still, in some ways I felt it surpassed the original, and there were some inventive deaths and a fair degree of resonance in the film. Loved the fish hooks! 8 / 10
by Alex J
Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: FF2010
Topic: 13 Hrs
Replies: 19
Views: 16172

Re: 13 Hrs

*** Spoilers *** Unfortunately I knew this was a werewolf movie before seeing it, while I guessed it was the mum early on. Still, kudos for the twists nevertheless. Some ropey acting and dialogue and poor decision-making by the characters hampered this one. But, werewolves in a house and Isabella Ca...
by Alex J
Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: FF2010
Topic: The Tortured
Replies: 34
Views: 25009

Re: The Tortured

Some may label this as torture prawn, but it could have been so much more graphic. There were some interesting dilemmas presented throughout the movie and I liked how one of the couple kept getting cold feet about what they were doing at different points, while the other wanted to keep going. The on...
by Alex J
Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: FF2010
Topic: Cherry Tree Lane
Replies: 16
Views: 14653

Re: Cherry Tree Lane

Another topical film, with a look at modern-day "broken Britain". I liked the realism and the open ending was effective, while there was a fair amount of humour to be found in this one too. However, the middle act started to drag a little, while gorehounds will be disappointed as it was comparativel...
by Alex J
Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: FF2010
Topic: BEST film of DAY 3
Replies: 5
Views: 6474

Re: BEST film of DAY 3

Monsters, fractionally ahead of ISOYG.
by Alex J
Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: FF2010
Topic: Red Hill
Replies: 23
Views: 16786

Re: Red Hill

A solid take on the Western, with a modern Australian setting. I liked the morality underpinning the film, but it was a little unrealistic at times (e.g. caracters failing to make the most of their opportunities to shoot the escaped convict) and there was some very corny dialogue. Nevertheless, reas...
by Alex J
Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: FF2010
Topic: F
Replies: 29
Views: 19451

Re: F

Topical with an involving plot and some tense sequences. It would be interesting to see an alternative version with more of the violence on-screen to see how that would play. Just about the best film of the day. 8 / 10
by Alex J
Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: FF2010
Topic: Isle of Dogs
Replies: 27
Views: 19121

Re: Isle of Dogs

Dark, devious and occasionally humorous, a Brit thriller with a twisting plot, some gory violence and tense sequences. Also agree that Barbara Nedeljakova was good in this. I loved the giallo references and the style of the movie. 8 / 10
by Alex J
Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: FF2010
Topic: Tobe Hooper and the chainsaw massacre
Replies: 22
Views: 16843

Re: Tobe Hooper and the chainsaw massacre

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: A bona fide horror classic. 10 / 10
by Alex J
Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: FF2010
Topic: Tobe Hooper and the chainsaw massacre
Replies: 22
Views: 16843

Re: Tobe Hooper and the chainsaw massacre

Eggshells: Very arty and experimental, thought the climax was underwhelming, but it was different. Very slow paced and the underlying logic was never explained. I couldn't hear much of the dialogue due to the music, while too many sequences went on for far too long. However, an interesting reflectio...
by Alex J
Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: FF2010
Topic: Dead Cert
Replies: 22
Views: 16208

Re: Dead Cert

I tried to like this, but Dead Cert is a bit of clunker I'm afraid. Not much fun despite the pre-film comment that it isn't meant to be taken too seriously. Neither horrific / scary / funny, while some of the dodgy acting only served to hamper the film. Perry Benson was on reasonably entertaining fo...
by Alex J
Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: FF2010
Topic: Primal
Replies: 33
Views: 24380

Re: Primal

Plenty of laughs and some good gore sequences made this the best film of the night. I thought the interesting angle at the end may divide audience opinion. Perhaps it is a little out of keeping with the rest of the film, but I welcomed the twist as it was a little bit different to the norm. My only ...
by Alex J
Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: FF2010
Topic: BEST film of DAY 1
Replies: 11
Views: 10389

Re: BEST film of DAY 1

Primal, just ahead of Hatchet 2.
by Alex J
Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: FF2010
Topic: Goodie bag
Replies: 59
Views: 39792

Re: Goodie bag

I'm hoping for uncut DVDs of A Serbian Film and the I Spit On Your Grave remake!