A reasonable month, with 6 new films…
#FF20 Get Duked is a decent dark comedy, that clearly takes inspiration from Hot Fuzz, both tonally and visually.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) September 6, 2020
It's not quite as slick as Wright's work, but has some very funny moments, neat visuals, and a fun plot.
A solid feature debut. Good.
I’m Thinking of Ending Things
#FF20 I'm Thinking of Ending Things is a difficult movie.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) September 6, 2020
The conversation at the start is excellent, and builds tension, warps into unease, and a creeping horror. The last act drops the ball, focussing on indulgence, not delivery.
Performances are all excellent.
#FF20 Spree is a fairly broad and somewhat satirical look at what streaming and influencer culture does to people, as we follow a guy who decides on a dangerous path forward.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) September 27, 2020
Reasonably well shot, decent pacing, and a bit silly. It's all fairly predictable. Okay.
The Devil All The Time
#FF20 The Devil All The Time is less than the sum of its parts.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) September 27, 2020
A really good cast are mired in various plots we've seen before that tie together in a way that seems forced. It suffers from horrible narration: have the actors show me, don't tell me.
Pretty forgettable. Skip.
Freaks: You’re One Of Us
#FF20 Freaks: You're One Of Us is a German superhero story about people whose powers have been suppressed.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) October 3, 2020
It's fine, if entirely predictable and chock full of stereotypes. There are a few neat moments, but mostly this is just mild entertainment.
Bill & Ted Face The Music
#FF20 Bill & Ted Face The Music is everything no-one needed. It brings back old characters with nods and winks, adds new ones that are uninteresting, and mostly tries to get by on nostalgia.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) October 3, 2020
Twenty minutes in you'll know exactly what's going to happen.
Tired and dull.
The September Winner
Turns out there wasn’t much worthwhile this month, so the winner is Get Duked.