Friends often ask me to recommend indie horror films on Netflix Instant. (American Netflix, sorry!) Now I can just send…
Red White & Blue
Three lives... bound together in blood
Film follows the cool, emotionless Erica, who dives into bed with any man she meets. When she is offered a job in a DIY store in Austin, she discovers the kindness of strangers, but also the gruesome shadowy side of it.
Why are you being nice to me?
A film that blends genres, not by mashing them together, but by going from one to the other organically. I think that's the reason it makes the final act so powerful as it feels earned instead of just an attempt at finishing big. The three acts also follow three separate characters exclusively while they are unknowingly part of the same story.
Written and directed by Simon Rumley, he shows an incredible knack for storytelling with an unusual structure that not only works, but creates great emotion in it's narrative. You would expect the story to jump around in time with three acts that each focus on a separate…
Now I know what it feels like to be the victim of a hit and run. This film ran me over and left me to die on my sofa....
Bloody hell, this was a hard film to watch. It relentlessly sucks you in, makes you care for its leads and in the end just kicks the ever loving crap out of you.
This of course only works if the acting is spot on and it is, but what is done best here is the pacing. This film is impeccably paced, it always keeps you guessing as to what it is trying to say and when it finally does, it's too late, you're done for.
I cannot recommend this film, that would be cruel, but still.....it is very, very good indeed.
Red, White and Blue is an exploitation revenge movie with an art house sensibility. The film is split into three clear acts (hence the title) with each act focusing on one perspective of a single overarching story. What is unusual with the structure is that you don’t get any narrative overlaps between each perspective, the timeline always moves forward. It is a novel structure that both adds something new to proceedings but also causes issues for the film. Giving time to focus on the three main characters is helpful, and the clear split allows for some successful tonal shifts, but the ending lacks the emotional kick it needs to be more than just the sadistic revenge punchline that it is…
Simon Rumley is a deeply unhappy man and I sincerely hope someone would give him a hug and tell him it's gonna be okay.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I still don't really know what I think about Red White & Blue, but I have to say it was an effective exercise in psychological horror in that it kind of ruined my entire day yesterday. As for any sort of message to be that was supposed to be conveyed or any moral viewpoint you were supposed to come out with, I don't know. It seems to be a movie designed to beat you down relentlessly with scenes of hopeless violence, kind of like Martyrs, but without any triumph of human spirit or tastefulness, Red White and Blue seems content to just revel in the grime of it's hellishly brilliant script.
Red White and Blue can work on multiple levels, either…
Estupenda, y en parte atípica, película de venganzas. Tono indie y un Noah Taylor que lo clava en ese tramo final tan animal y desgarrador.
Soon to be Ava's favourite film...
A brutal, disturbing and, more importantly, original revenge movie. Check it out.
Looking forward to checking out Simon Rumley's other films.
But, a word of warning. DO NOT watch the trailer, its about as full of spoilers as trailers get.
Red, White & Blue is very slow burn, but when it gets to what is really going on it pulls all the punches, is disgusting, horrible and has an ending that really surprised me and was one I really wasn't expecting.
Solidan low budget drama/triler zanimljive teme,,,,,,,,
There are very few films that really have an impact on me. By that, I mean that I can enjoy a film and have an opinion that it is one of the best one's that I have ever seen but, there are many times that I have sat through the scrolling end credits and rejoiced in how awesome it was but, then I pretty much move on to the next one having been visually satisfied. It's just a film at the end of the day (some might say) and it's there for your viewing pleasure, whether you watch it and just enjoy the ride or sit there breaking down every aspect of the film-making process as you watch it. Personally,…
The acting is a bit wobbly and the script/story could do with some tightening up, but it's very bleak and grim - which holds it together.
Dark and brutal romance thriller.
Long overdue revisit
Last 30 minutes are seriously crazy intense.
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