Monday, 2 January 2017

FILMS REVIEWED ON THE BLOG - 2016


You've probably already seen our top 10 and 10 worst films of 2016 podcasts, but we reviewed a bunch of films on the blog too. Below is a list of the films, from lowest to highest score. Click the link in the films title to see the full review.

HITLER'S FOLLY

2/10

Do you ever imagined what it would of been like if Hitler carried on with his art career and became a Disney-esque character? What seemed to be initially a surreal mockumentary, instead descended into a offensive mess. Leigh in fact rated this pretty highly, until the Auschwitz ink and paint department shots, of which their opinion drastically dropped down.



DIRTY GRANDPA

2/10

Universally slammed for its awful, unfunny jokes, it almost seems extra insulting for the audience to cast the likes of Zac Efron and Robert De Niro, two popular and talented actors, in this garbage fire of a movie.





GREEN INFERNO

2/10

Eli Roth manages to sully the powerful effect of Cannibal Holocaust in this insulting tribute. Poor character development and random, unfunny jokes make this film a terrible and indulgent rehash of the classic.




HOT BOT

2/10

What a desperately repulsive movie, with a predictable plot, horrible characters, and uncomfortable sexist dialogue. No wonder why this didn't make it to cinema's.




FIFTY SHADES OF BLACK

3/10

There was plenty of opportunity to mock the lamentable 50 Shades of Grey, but instead this movie went for dumb gags and unsubtle gags.





THE DO-OVER

3/10

Adam Sandler continues on with his Netflix exclusive films. Again, awkward, unfunny, and dumb.





TRUE MEMOIRS OF AN INTERNATIONAL ASSASSIN

4/10

Another Netflix original, and another underwhelming film, with Kevin James playing a fiction writer who is mistaken for the character he writes.





LAZER TEAM

6/10

More well known for their YouTube video's, Rooster Teeth branched out into their first full length movie. With sketchy acting and some dodgy special effects, Lazer Team is still enjoyable however, especially for those who are a fan of the company anyway.



HIGH-RISE

6/10

A stylish film from the masterful Ben Wheatley, High-Rise was however a surreal and slightly disturbing movie for the likes of Leigh.





AAAAAAAH!

7/10

This is a very surreal film, where humans still act like apes, despite living in houses and having TV. If you enjoy the weirder edges of Mighty Boosh, then this is well worth a watch.




DON'T BREATHE

7/10

Has Fede Alverez redeemed himself for the terrible remake of Evil Dead? Maybe so, as Don't Breathe has been receiving a lot of good press, and even Leigh, who doesn't even like horror movies, enjoyed it.




EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT

8/10

An amazingly beautiful film, with stunning cinematography and brilliant acting, as well as a plot that masterfully mixes the mystical and the political.





THE WITCH

8/10

One of those horrors that just creeps up on you with its dread. The authentic period dialogue only adds to the immersion, and is topped off by the brilliant music, cinematography and acting, as well as a strangely uplifting ending.

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