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1h 37min | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 2017 (Amazon VOD)
A okay film that can’t decide whether it wants to be an art house or exploitation horror film. The performances are good here as we are presented with believable characters.
Our films starts out as a teen drama with two brothers living together. The older brother has a girlfriend and you have a setup for the typical love triangle. We then have the big switch in the film as our younger brother and his friend are kidnapped by a disgruntled teacher. They are tortured by the teacher who goes on long monologues and you wish someone would just shut him up.
The film definitely has a message and I’m sure there are people out there who can dig into what the film is trying to tell us. But the film’s concept is so drawn out and the climax had me rolling my eyes more than once I just didn’t care by the end. 2.5/5 stars.
Dig Two Graves (2017)
1h 25min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery | Amazon VOD
A well shot and extremely well acted film that’s part revenge drama and part coming of age story. The acting from reliable character Ted Levine and relative new comer Samantha Isler is absolutely fantastic.
For some it may be a bit to slow to get to the point and the big reveal really isn’t that surprising but I was engaged all the way through. So its nothing to jump and down about but its a satisfying multi generational tale that I think will be passed over by many. 3.5/5 stars.
1h 22min | Crime, Drama, Horror | (VOD)
A low budget drama/thriller with some okay acting and some pretty godawful acting. I actually enjoyed where the story went in the end what you need to endure to get there is pretty up and down in terms of quality. A couple of the actresses were actually pretty likable and did an admirable job with the dialogue they were given but the film is so clumsy in its execution its all a big waste in the end. This is a miss unless you absolutely love indie horror and need something to put on. 2/5 stars.
The Ritual (2015)
1h 20min | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 2015 (NETFLIX)
A very surrealistic dark fantasy with a very simple story but a not so simple conclusion. The acting is a little rough and the pacing a bit slow. Even with a short running time the film seems somewhat plodding which I’m sure may frustrate the average viewer.
But if you power through you will be presented with some pretty astounding cinematography and imagery. It’s like someone decided to smash The Cell and Silent Hill together and make it a European art film. The story become more interesting during the films climax but unfortunately we are let with lots of questions but no answers. So a mixed bag that I give 3/5 stars.
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