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by TheDukeAbides
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Ghost Killers vs Bloody Mary
Replies: 2
Views: 989

Re: Ghost Killers vs Bloody Mary

It did indeed go on far too long, almost like whoever wrote the script were trying to level out all input for everyone involved and so kept everything in no matter how crap it was. I started off loathing the characters but by the end was taken in and actually cared about their plight, so full marks ...
by TheDukeAbides
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Tales from the Lodge
Replies: 4
Views: 1150

Re: Tales from the Lodge

as a white cis male I guess I'm not well placed to judge whether or not it *is* offensive. Is it misogyny to have a female antagonist? Is it misandry to have a male antagonist? Homophobia to have a gay antagonist? Racism to have a person of colour as an antagonist? Technically the antagonist in thi...
by TheDukeAbides
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Bullets of Justice
Replies: 3
Views: 1153

Re: Bullets of Justice

Benedict Arsehole? Another film with the "name" nothing more than a cameo. Not that this film deserves much deep thought but if we are to believe what happened up until the last 3 minutes was an LSD trip or a dream (believe me that isn't a spoiler) than that explains the completely non-linear, non-s...
by TheDukeAbides
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Kindred Spirits
Replies: 5
Views: 1381

Re: Kindred Spirits

An average film with a very good psycho.
by TheDukeAbides
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: To Your Last Death
Replies: 0
Views: 1485

To Your Last Death

Once you get used to the style of animation and how the dialogue is written and spoken, just remember it is a live action comic and not massively high-brow entertainment, then is was an OK diversion offering something a bit different than the usual human flesh affairs.
by TheDukeAbides
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Cut Off
Replies: 8
Views: 1648

Re: Cut Off

Nothing particularly original from things I'd expect to see on BBC4 Scandi-dramas or whatever other buzzwords are used (Nordic Noir sounds far too high brow). Well acted, especially liked the villain. Nice touches of dark humour but couldn't warm to the lead actor and felt a lot of it was contrived....
by TheDukeAbides
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Dark Encounter
Replies: 2
Views: 913

Re: Dark Encounter

Interesting premise, good effects bar the aliens looking like giant academy award statues. Laura Fraser seemed to have had a personality by-pass for this role and I don't mean that as a compliment in the way she played a grieving mother as the rest of the cast seemed to portray flesh well unlike the...
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Harpoon
Replies: 2
Views: 963

Re: Harpoon

A rather nifty and well acted morality tale.

Blackly told with a good amount of gore and, perhaps, twists.

Top 3 for me.
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Air Conditioning
Replies: 10
Views: 2041

Re: Air Conditioning

Normal human response: As has been noted, it was boiling at the back, as obviously hot air rises, so what felt like a lovely refreshing blast as you walked into the cinema sometimes quickly dissipated into the re-revealing of the layer of smog & shit & detritus that builds up on you simply standing ...
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Replies: 6
Views: 1428

Re: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Reminded me of del Toro's Don't Be Afraid of the Dark remake which I also thought has its moments. I am getting slightly annoyed by 80s stuff and kid led films these days but it was a well acted piece and I thought the bed scene with no music was a particularly strong scare scene within the festival...
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Crawl
Replies: 10
Views: 2043

Re: Crawl

It knew what it was.

Pepper came across as a budget Michael Biehn but that isn't a slight on the actor.

Bit too many stupid decisions for me and I don't know how many attacks by an alligator I could withstand and still be a champion level swimmer.

Enjoyable romp.
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Come to Daddy
Replies: 8
Views: 1677

Re: Come to Daddy

A great opening film and set the bar high, perhaps too high.

Great ensemble piece, pitch black humour, good creeps, good silliness, the only thing that really put me off with Wood's moustache.
by TheDukeAbides
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Air Conditioning
Replies: 10
Views: 2041

Air Conditioning

In 2020, if you feel the need to complain about how cold you are in the main screen when outside there is a horrible heatwave in what is already the unpleasant hell hole that is Leicester Square/London, take a fucking cardigan in with you.
by TheDukeAbides
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Dark Light
Replies: 0
Views: 1441

Dark Light

Wank. Good solid lead. Non-irritating kid. Other performances were pitched at hammy so that made it uneven to start with. Interesting idea. Good scene in the corn field. Creature design was like a spelunking Alien. Boring, predictable and the music was cheap digitised strings at completely the wrong...
by TheDukeAbides
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Knives and Skin
Replies: 12
Views: 2057

Re: Knives and Skin

That I feel the need to comment on this film that I didn't see shows to me at least that from the write up in the programme alone I thought it would be marmite. Loved in equal measure by a certain type as it would be loathed equally by another certain type. I'll probably catch it later and fall into...