|re: Jim's 'to be watched' pile|
||La_Comtesse 06:24 pm MST 01/27/07|
|In reply to:||Jim's 'to be watched' pile - SimonJ 06:41 am MST 01/27/07|
|So The Woods is a mix of two of Argento's best ?|
Suspiria and Phenomena:
Adolescent brunette woman dressed in white goes to a ballet-school near the woods and talk to insects who tell her that headmastress is an evil witch. She then battles said witch who happens to have a deformed son who is a murderous lunatic.
Something like that ?
> I was a bit bored, so some quick thoughts on the titles in
> Jim's 'to be watched' pile :
> The Woods - Not a patch on May, but still a decent little
> flick. Definitely an Argento homage - think of a cross
> between Suspiria & Phenomena
> Dead Man's Shoes - Very gritty downbeat Brit drama set
> Upt' North. It's best to go into this one blind, so I'll
> say no more . . .
> H6 - Haven't seen it yet, but its got to be better than
> Edmond - Understated adaption of David Mamet's stage play.
> Maybe not quite as shocking in places as it would have
> been back in the early 80s, but William H Macy turns in
> another top performance.
> Calvaire - Wow, gripping, creepy, horrifying, funny -
> totally brilliant.
> Hills Have Eyes - Pretty but empty remake - as most modern
> remakes are.
> Three Extremes 2 - 3 Asian directors each direct a 40min
> or so segment. Still in my 'to be watched' pile too - but
> the first one was a cracker.
> Night Watch - Found it a bit overrated - make sure you
> watch the version with the groovy subtitles - think Man on
> Fire . .
> Cache - Started off brilliantly - shades of Lost Highway.
> It doesn't quite manage to maintain to greatness of the
> first 20mins. Its a film to admire rather than love. One
> for critics to fawn over.
> Silent Hill - Shite
> The Descent - Came out the same time as The Cave. This
> pisses all over that one. A great Brit horror flick - the
> US version has a slightly different ending though. Less
> downbeat . .
> Severance - Decent enough horror/comedy. I thought 2001
> Maniacs did the horror/comedy mix a bit better though.
> Saw 3 - Shite
> The Covenant - Haven't seen. Dont really plan too.
> The Roost - VERY low budget 'teens in peril' flick. Nice
> idea, horrible execution.
> TCM - Shite.
> By the way, nice to see the Vespers section from Batman
> could be incorporated into the Bat stage show. For me it
> was 5 mins of perfect Steinman.
> In these days of everyone being encouraged to recycle,
> nice to see Jim is still doing his part :-)
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