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03-12-2009 04:29 PMLife's too short not to do what you love.
03-13-2009 09:32 AM
I must be honest, I'm pretty apprehensive about the idea of breaking a longer film into two parts and submitting them both into a competition with a six minute time limit. Feels a little unfair to the rest of the competitors that had to push hard to make the six minute mark.
Now that that's out of the way, this film certainly measures up with Gray Days very well. And I basically have the same likes and dislikes as before. This one certainly adds new ingredients to the mix, though.
I felt that the lead just wasn't hitting the right notes in this piece. During the first interrogation-type scene, he was neither menacing nor intimidating. I think that the gun certainly adds more power to his performance, and maybe that was what was intended. But he felt hesitant to me. It wasn't a bad performance by any stretch, but it certainly needed some refining and tuning up.
I really like the way this film looked most of the time, and my comments about Tony Scott-ism still holds, but you guys kept away from it well. And don't worry, I know that without the compression, it probably looks darn good.
Anyway, certainly an interesting viewing.
03-16-2009 01:31 AM
Not sure if I agree with splitting one movie in two but whatever.
Wasn't sure about when things happen in this one, timeline was a bit confusing.
Really the same stuff I said about the first one I'd say about this.
(Maybe cause they're part of the whole.)
03-17-2009 01:53 AM
It's LATE, but I made a commitment to watch, rate, and comment on all the films before nights end. At this point, I've only got time to watch & rate, so I'm simply letting you know I've done so for yours.
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03-29-2009 06:20 PM
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I totally loved this two-parter. The gritty and grimy aesthetic l suites the story. It had the feel of the "100 Bullets" and "Criminal" graphic novels.