November was a decent month for films. Six films in the fight.
The Night Comes For Us
#FF18 The Night Comes For Us is a stunning Indonesian action film. Think The Raid, but bloodier.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) November 3, 2018
The plot doesn’t entirely make sense and character motivation is secondary, but it is a stunning film.
Brutal and relentless, endlessly entertaining and inventive. Well worth seeing
The Other Side of The Wind
#FF18 The Other Side Of The Wind is an interesting film.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) November 4, 2018
The film-within-a-film is meant as satire, but with stunning shots.
The film itself is a mockumentary, covering the great auteur and Hollywood media.
Constantly moving, difficult to watch, but kinda great. Worth seeing.
#FF18 Outlaw King is a decent take on the story of Robert The Bruce. Throughout, it looks fantastic; with the one-shot at the start being particularly fun.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) November 14, 2018
There are some clunky, rushed moments here and there, but it mostly works. Worth seeing.
#FF18 Wildlife is a look into a marriage breaking down for a number of reasons, viewed through the eyes of their teenage son. Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan are fantastic, with Paul Dano doing an excellent job for his first feature.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) November 14, 2018
Beautiful, surprising, fantastic. Go see.
#FF18 Widows is a great heist thriller from Steve McQueen.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) November 18, 2018
Fantastic performances pretty much across the board, but Viola Davis and Daniel Kaluuya are stand-outs.
The world is built-out effectively, giving a real sense of location.
#FF18 Cam is another pretty good Blumhouse horror.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) November 18, 2018
The art design here works well: all neon colours at night, and washed out colours in the day.
The ending is a little underbaked and silly, but still works okay.
Lightweight, but decent.
The November Winner
The November winner is Wildlife. While some of the others had great moments, Wildlife worked for me from start to finish.