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Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:50 pm
6/10 - bit of a slow burner. For me, the transition was a bit too sudden... I just didn't buy it.
Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:17 am
Started well, Thought it had some good humor at the start, but got progressively worse. Shame, im a big fan of Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:36 pm
I think it's one of those films that's a bit too subtle to watch on the same day as four or five others, they tend to get lost in the mix.
I admit it didn't really hold my attention, but I thought the transition from comedy to something much darker was handled quite well. I would like to watch it again some time, on its own, so I can concentrate more and have time to think about it.
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:58 pm
This was my favourite of the whole festival I think, closely followed by The Canal. And I nearly skipped it in favour of something else.
I was in Screen 5 so was lucky enough that it was the first film of the day as I agree it could be easily lost in the midst of the noisier squelchier stuff, but I was completely absorbed from start to finish and thought the downbeat style was terrific. The camerawork was great, and Leland Orser does down-on-his-luck seedy so well I could watch him in anything - enjoyed him in The Guest on Thursday too.
This is the one I most want to see again, and as soon as I get the chance
Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:19 pm
A low key but engrossing psychological trip into the world of cults. Well made and slightly chilling, especially given the ongoing existence of cults and also religious extremism. 8.5 / 10
Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:29 pm
Another film whose fate rested on the cast, obstensibly Winstead and Orser.
Nothing was massively unexpected but the film did indeed start at one place and finish at another, so that was entertaining.
A good film.