For November’s Film Fight, we have 6 films.
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
#FF20 Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is a bit of a tired take on Sascha Baron-Cohen's spoof characters. There's little here you haven't seen before, with empty shocks and janky setups; all merged together to form a "plot".— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) November 15, 2020
The laughs are few. This is a dull, dated film. Skip.
#FF20 His House is an excellent horror film, that blends the supernatural with the psychological threats of every day life for refugees. It plays with our expectations, while putting forward messages about integration.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) November 15, 2020
An exceptional debut, great performances, and a solid horror
#FF20 #Alive is an okay South Korean zombie film.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) November 15, 2020
The characters and set-up are fine, but there's little new here. The social media framing doesn't go far enough to give a new spin.
A fine 90 minutes, but not groundbreaking.
The King of Staten Island
#FF20 The King of Staten Island is a better comedy than I expected. Both Pete Davidson and Bill Burr deliver some great moments, grounded in some emotional weight.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) November 15, 2020
Good pace, good length, but with one or two dead-ends.
The Babysitter: Killer Queen
#FF20 The Babysitter: Killer Queen is very much a sequel to the first one, amped up.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) November 15, 2020
Overstylised, ridiculous gore, over-the-top acting, and more silliness. The story is pretty flimsy, with a few set-ups for not very much pay-off.
Fine if you want something easy and dumb.
#FF20 Hillbilly Elegy fails to deliver a compelling narrative.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) November 29, 2020
There’s the heart of a good story here, brought down by Hollywood schmaltz and cliched plot devices.
Glenn Close and Amy Adam’s put in fantastic performances, but Basso less so.
Good and bad parts. Flawed.
The November Winner
The winner is His House, a must-see horror film.