Big Bad Wolves

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Re: Big Bad Wolves

Post by streetrw » Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:58 am

It's good but not great, and either the Empire were playing it too loud or it was mixed too loud (especially the music, which had a nice Bernard Herrmann feel to it sometimes). I did like the opening half hour or so but lost some interest as it went on.
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Re: Big Bad Wolves

Post by fish head » Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:11 am

Had this film been an English language film and not from a country with a burgeoning horror movie market, it may have been seen as the poor film that it was. Don't get me wrong I'm all for supporting new talent and expanding the genre canvas but a poor film is a poor film. The last film to be shown in the great Empire 1, shame.

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Re: Big Bad Wolves

Post by TheDukeAbides » Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:40 am

The director himself kind of signposted the ending in his introduction.

It is very much in the vain of Rabies.

Misunderstanding, miscommunications, a lack of focus and an inability to seen the bigger picture take its toll on all the protagonists.

Gallows humour at its finest for me.

Films surrounding the subject matter of peadophilia are always going to be difficult to pitch for all the audience, how serious it should be? will any comedy detract/mock victims?

For me this sums up the whole hysterical nature of the fall-out from any suspected child abuse case, its innate and we can't get away from it, to not be fully behind the pitch-fork mob is to somehow condone child abuse.

The film was wholly predictable but I very much enjoyed its style, script, acting, pacing, humour and suspense.

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Re: Big Bad Wolves

Post by Alex J » Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:35 pm

Not what I expected, but I enjoyed it nevertheless, despite it containing far more humour than I anticipated. 8 / 10

*** Possible spoilers ***
The ending was interesting as I thought it was going to close on an ambiguous note with the dying man's smile, leaving the "truth" open to interpretation. It certainly kept me guessing either way right up until the final reveal!
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Re: Big Bad Wolves

Post by sherbetbizarre » Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:03 pm

Tarantino Declares BIG BAD WOLVES Best Film Of The Year

Yesterday in a regular screening of Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado's Israeli thriller Big Bad Wolves, Quentin Tarantino, who had popped into Busan to have a chat with Bong Joon-ho, was in attendance. Sitting mere seats away from me, we watched the film and upon its conclusion Tarantino eventually took the microphone at Q & A time and asked Navot, who was in attendance some questions. He also clearly stated that he loved the film so much, heaped a lot of other positive words of praise on it and then excitedly concluded that "This is not only the best film of Busan, it is the best film of the year."

We love the film on Twitch and are so happy and excited to share Tarantino's praise and goodwill for the film. I spoke briefly with Navot who was extremely giddy and elated.

This announcement also comes just days after Tarantino published his best of 2013 list.
http://twitchfilm.com/2013/10/busan-201 ... -year.html

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Re: Big Bad Wolves

Post by Dom » Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:33 am

sherbetbizarre wrote:
Tarantino Declares BIG BAD WOLVES Best Film Of The Year
http://twitchfilm.com/2013/10/busan-201 ... -year.html
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