2010 feature films (IMDb date) I've viewed pre-deadline that did not receive a qualifying NYC commercial theatrical run. (Locked as…
To get away with murder you can't make mistakes.
A group of young vigilantes seeking revenge for a sexual betrayal fall far from grace. When the truth is out they find themselves on the dark side of justice.
While watching this I couldn't stop thinking of a similar Australian noirish thriller about youths taking matters in their own hands when confronting a criminal/supposed criminal. I'm referring to "Acolytes", and to my surprise I discovered that "Blame" was actually released a year before the latter feature.
I was surprised because I found "Acolytes" much better and with a more engrossing dramatic heft, even though I might have glanced occasionally at "Blame". Australia has apparently specialized in the production of dark dramas influenced by American neo-noir movies from the 80s/early 90s but giving it their own spin. My biggest reservation here is the absence of tension despite all the screaming and shouting provided by the young cast, and the predictable twist at the end doesn't help either.
For an amateur movie this might have been pretty decent. The script was the worst part and some of the acting didn't help. I was hoping for something semi-decent from a local film for once but it just revisits the same old tired cliches of the genre and on top of that tries to get Australians to talk like they're not from here.
- Nine Dead
- The Light Thief
- The Place in Between