Late Phases

Taking place over the Bank Holiday weekend, 21st - 25th August 2014
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Late Phases

Post by jonbly » Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:20 pm

8/10 - This worked pretty well for me. Interested by the director's comments on limiting depth of field so that, like the hero, the audience's view of the world is limited.

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Post by The Aylmer » Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:37 pm

I enjoyed this and was pleased they didn't hang around before getting the first werewolf assault in (done effectively in silhouette for the most part). It felt like it needed an injection of pace in the second half though, before the big showdown arrived. Would also have preferred less cute looking werewolves in said final attack, although it was great to see full on old school mechanical effects for once instead of the usual cgi efforts. 7/10.

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Re: Late Phases

Post by The Soapmaker » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:26 pm

I wasn't expecting a werewolf movie, so that was a pleasant surprise in itself. The performances were good too.

I did think there were a few blatant stupidities in the script which could've been easily remedied, like the cops saying "It's an animal attack, this kind of thing happens all the time". Right, OK.... so you routinely get old people being killed in their homes by wild animals and it's apparently not a big deal...? :s

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Re: Late Phases

Post by Alex J » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:12 pm

A profound, contemplative movie with good performances from a largely veteran cast. Some good practical effects, although some don't work so well, but still preferable to overused and cartoonish CGI. 7.5 / 10
No tears, please. It's a waste of good suffering.

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Post by mamawaldi » Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:34 pm

Nice easy-going werewolf film (!). I too was perplexed by the local police rather blase attitude to having old folks being slaughtered in their own homes on a regular basis by "wild animals". Makes retiring to Eastbourne a bit more tempting. Pleasant but I'll struggle to remember it in a few months time I suspect.

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Re: Late Phases

Post by DJBenz » Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:41 am

You really have to tip your hat to a filmmaker who goes down the werewolf route with practical effects and a small budget. Even if the creatures didn't work 100% it was still a very capably made and acted film. I particularly liked Ambrose's curmudgeonly dry humour with the neighbours he obviously had little time for. "Good luck with your vegetable". :lol:

8/10

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Post by TheDukeAbides » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:48 pm

Another positive from this years festival.

Very well acted and an interesting concept, a tad slow in places but well plotted most of the time.

I didn't care much about the odd looking werewolves, for me its always about the transformation scene and that was very well put together.

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