Temple. Three kids go looking for a temple in a Japanese forest. Like that’ll end well. One brave soul, fuelled only by the power of Guinness, braves the film so you don’t have to.
Temple. At least the name doesn’t have any ambiguity. And we’re into the film without any production cards (is that the proper name?) or anything.
Some good torch work.
Apparently six children went missing. One of them looked very angry. There seems to be some rather pointless translations. You don’t need to tell us the book was called Folk Tales twice. We didn’t care the first time.
Writer/director. Always a good sign.
I recognise the Japanese guy with the glasses.
Ooh, a child running out of shot. How original.
It’s Captain Pike!
The Japanese language always seems like a no-nonsense sort of language. No vagaries. No ambiguity.
Don’t you dare be a found footage film. They’re just an excuse for bad film-making.
She’s a likeable sort of character. I sort of hope she doesn’t die. Her boyfriend is baby Ed Norton. Billy Friendzone is a bit creepy. I think we’re supposed to hope he doesn’t die. Doesn’t bother me if he does. I don’t think he will, but if he does, hope it’s quick.
I think Billy Friendzone kind of fancies Mr.Boyfriend in an “I’ll sleep with him to be with her” kind of way.
They’ve stumbled across a narrative.
This is well shot. However, we’re about 1/2 hour in and there doesn’t seem to be any story.
Yeah. They’re mendicant monks. Relax.
It’s a bad sign when you’re checking the time elapsed. Seriously, nothing of note has happened.
Nuts. Fell asleep. Rewind.
This seems to have high production values, but unknown actors (no disrespect, just don’t recognise them).
Billy Friendzone is filming them having sex. I still don’t think he knows which one he’d rather be with.
The storyline still hasn’t really started and we’re about halfway through.
I said just that I didn’t recognise the cast. They’re decent actors though. Just lost in a meandering script.
Kitsune. There was a World of Darkness book about them. I may still have it. Not that I was ever a goth nerd.
Those stone figures are creepy. Maybe they know where the story is.
I think this was an indy film that was scripted and cast, but then had money thrown at it. The cast and script stayed, but the production values increased. Again, not knocking the cast, but you can tell they’re not film veterans. Not sure how. There’s just a certain something. Maybe it’s a self-belief that people only get after they’ve done a couple of films that comes through.
There’s a bigger story here about abortion. Maybe that’s the theme of the film but the director didn’t have the confidence to make it the focus. Maybe it was just some character background that was used to fill time.
A lot of torch work going on. Make up for a lack of anything else with scary torch work.
Oh. A twist. How clever. Well done. Oh. Another twist. Double twist backfire. You must be so proud. Wonder who did the catering.
Guinness – The Royal Oak, The Emerald Club, The Molineux, The Emerald Club, The Royal Oak £various