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David W (us) wrote: Very Mean-Spirited, but can catch a few laughs from the characters
Sean D (gb) wrote: Fantastic mockumentary that turned into a regular slasher horror by the end of the film. Done in such a different way than other slasher films, the film was amazing and unpredictable. Okay, maybe it became predictable towards the end. But Leslie knew he was gonna die and that this was his last moment and he went out like a bang, psychologically methodizing how he was going to pick apart his victims.
arshi r (kr) wrote: Grade: D Waydowntown takes place in an unnamed urban metropolis that is in large part connected by walkways, so that if one wished, one could work, eat, play and (supposedly) live, without going outside; that is the bet that 4 office workers (3 guys, 1 girl) make with one another for one months' salary, to see who can go longest without going outside. The film doesn't go into describing the real logic behind this, but offers up a sense of the breaking points that the characters are approaching on this particular day at work, as they long for escape from this architectural maze/barricade. The characters are Tom, Sandra, Randy, and Curt, and they all are seen going through their own ways of coping with the task. The problem is most of the dialogue is bland, and not really insightful. The best part of the film is a character role by Don McKellar, as the person sharing Tom's office. Tom (Fab Filippo) is the main character, a guy who smokes weed on the job and who also happens to be the most boring, juvenile, and obvious character imaginable, the kind of kid you just want to smack, and tell to smarten up; the film tries to show us how stoned this character is, but it's just overacted and overemphasised. The jokes are few and far between as well, and the obvious and repeated insights are actually quite lame and all on the surface. Don McKellar's character is a loner who is preparing to commit suicide, and while it's not the best material, McKellar makes the most of it and gets a few laughs. His deadpan acting always hits the right note with me, and here is no different, even if everything else is in shambles. The film has a group of supporting characters, including the requisite mall security guard. There are a couple other people, but they go from just rarely funny to flat out lame. The plot begins with the idea that it will take itself somewhat seriously, but most of the situations devolve into clich conversations with obvious, conflict avoiding, cop-out exit strategies; this is because the film can't think of anywhere better to go, I presume. The film is content with wrapping its abysmal plot up as hastily as possible, regardless of how obviously contrived it is. Most of the film just revolves around the characters as they go through the motions of their obvious problems and errands, which have them running around this big mall/office complex. The film at times reminded me of an old episode of Saved by the Bell, without the consistent humour. This is another Canadian film I am reviewing, this one by Gary Burns. This film won best Canadian Film at the Toronto International Film Festival, which blows my mind. I saw this film for free, and I wouldn't suggest you pay to see it. It feels like it was made by a man whom when he was 15 year old was daydreaming about escaping his dreadful classroom, and imagined that a superhero came and freed all the schoolchildren trapped within with all of the dreaded text-books. I guess the fifteen year old grew up and got a dead-end office job, and figured he could translate that same daydream to his adult life. Too bad he didn't make the story more interesting and "adult" in the process.
Whit w (mx) wrote: A cheaply made movie that looks like it could have been of the made-for-TV variety. It's got a good cast including Burgess Meredith, Bette Davis and Karen Black but this sucker goes practically nowhere for the first 110 minutes. Then, in its remaining 5 minutes, it slaps you awake with a sudden and shocking finale. I love the way they ended a lot of these '70s movies. Very dark. This would have been better if they had trimmed about 30 minutes off its run time. It's worth a watch if you are a haunted house completist. If you could watch it at 2x speed and still follow the story and then watch the last 5 minutes at regular speed, you'd get the maximum from it.
John A (nl) wrote: Eisenstein has a clear eye for composition, making the various shots engaging in and of themselves. The problem comes for me in the way those shots have been put together, as the montage approach becomes terribly(!) constraining. Eisenstein is certainly the forerunner of the modern blockbuster, with its emphasis on short shots and creating interest through continuous edits. The shots themselves are gorgeous and terrifying--I just wish I had more time to look at each of them.