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Post by Alex J » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:29 pm

A slow-burner that deals with very real world problems sensitively, albeit suitably uncomfortably for the audience. A very minimalistic style is used, with little dialogue and some sparse, empty, abandoned environments which are used to great effect. Reminiscent of Spider from a number of years ago.
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The twist ending was both a surprise and appropriately disturbing.
8 / 10
No tears, please. It's a waste of good suffering.

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Re: Possum

Post by Whiptail » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:07 pm

This was bleak, depressing, a well thought out and tortuously twisting plot that made absolutly no sense until right at the very end, but a little too surreal, slow and disjointed for me to truely enjoy. I figure that im just not intelligent/sophisticated/cultured enough to appriciate it fully.

Very well acted and an interesting essay into a broken, abused and tortured mind

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Re: Possum

Post by ItWasAllGiallo » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:50 pm

Alex J wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:29 pm
Reminiscent of Spider from a number of years ago.
Exactly my thoughts both ‘texturally’ (not to sound like a d***) and thematically with the mental state of the main character inflicting confusion, isolation and a disconnect with past and present events.

Thought this was an excellent film.

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Re: Possum

Post by TheDukeAbides » Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:38 pm

Disturbing in a way I feel only the British can do. Horror of the real kind, right down to dirty fingernails which always disgust me.

Creepy and hollow in the way you want it to be but in the end not something I'd want to experience again.

A good Q&A (AT THE END) of the film lead to some interesting theories, which is funny when the writer doesn't consider them himself, so it can indeed work on many levels but don't think it is one that would reward on repeat viewings.

A high quality piece of work though.

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