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The Twins

This started well and carried it through to almost the end. It was well made and entertaining, but the ending, the identity of the murderer, was either extremely unlikely, or I missed something (which is entirely possible!). It certainly was a shock ending, but a shame because the rest of the film was great, and was building well. The acting was also good.

Mr. Breadins

As usual, a seriously hilarious short from my favourite lo-fi team. This short happily set up the WTF flavour for what was to come in this heat. Actually it was so entertaining and engrossing that I didn’t even realise it was a one-room film. The main (and only human) character was so well-conceived and believable in a kind of WTF way, and the cat and squirrel both seemed more than inanimate objects. What happened? Not much actually, but it was a glorious 7 minutes…

Blue Rising

This movie seemed to have two distinct parts, both, I think set in the year 2067. The first part was a guy getting “through the zone” – running through the ruins of building with a maniacal machine gunner killing off his co-travellers. I guess this was the Road part of the movie. The second part was a guy plucking up the moral strength to rescue a girl from two thugs. A wise old man helped him with wise old sayings. This film was in the WTF category but I loved the animated bird, even if I had no idea what it was there for.

Vanished

Extremely enjoyable film! Great script, acting, editing - great solo effort!

Notes

This was a surprisingly touching tale of a romance between a man with anger issues and his girlfriend/partner. They communicated via sticky notes – he used yellow and she used pink – mostly stuck on the fridge door. This was a really effective device. The pair broke up and reconciled before a successful marriage proposal. Nice work but unfortunately disqualified.

Something New

A very enjoyable, emotional, funny and satisfying film. Good, believable set up, good script and good performances. It was dramatic and engaging, and there were some very funny bits. I loved the balloon proposal scene. Overall a great film.

Mr. Breadins

As usual, a seriously hilarious short from my favourite lo-fi team. This short happily set up the WTF flavour for what was to come in this heat. Actually it was so entertaining and engrossing that I didn’t even realise it was a one-room film. The main (and only human) character was so well-conceived and believable in a kind of WTF way, and the cat and squirrel both seemed more than inanimate objects. What happened? Not much actually, but it was a glorious 7 minutes…

Blue Rising

This movie seemed to have two distinct parts, both, I think set in the year 2067. The first part was a guy getting “through the zone” – running through the ruins of building with a maniacal machine gunner killing off his co-travellers. I guess this was the Road part of the movie. The second part was a guy plucking up the moral strength to rescue a girl from two thugs. A wise old man helped him with wise old sayings. This film was in the WTF category but I loved the animated bird, even if I had no idea what it was there for.

A Series of Unlikely Events

Nicely shot story of a brother and sister thrown together by their deceased father on a quest to find some treasure. A mad/funny couple attempt to stop them by challenging them to combat (playing Twister), asking them a riddle, and getting them to cross a river without getting wet (they go across a bridge). The treasure is actually the brother and sister reconnecting. On genre and entertaining.