films seen
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Alive and kicking



2022 / 100m - Canada
Experimental, Horror
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The latest horror sensation is a cinephile's wet dream. It's 2023, but the film looks like an experimental Michael Snow film from the 60s, based on the infamous TV scene from Poltergeist. The idea itself is quite interesting, the execution was simply abysmal for a film made in 2022.

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There isn't much in the way of a plot, and whatever there is hardly features in the film. Two kids wake up in the middle of the night. Their parents are gone, outside doors and windows have vanished and a creepy voice is calling them. Which is nice, but you'll be watching ceilings and walls most of the time.

The film can be classified as experimental, at the same time it's a film that could've been made 60 years ago. A grainy look, a bad sound filter, and a camera that never captures any real action. This is non-commercial cinema for sure, but calling it experimental is hollowing out the meaning of the word. I didn't care for any of it. It's a film that could've been either 15 or 300 minutes long and it wouldn't have made a single difference. It's one note, and the note is just very bland and ineffective.