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Friday, September 17, 2010

Dog Pound, 5150 Rue des Ormes, Bungalow

Dog Pound (2010)

We follow three teenagers in a youth prison. The movie deals with the life inside the walls, friendship, bullies, guard – prisoner relations and revenge.
I didn’t get attached to the movie until about halfway through the story. It did really build up and explore like a good post rock song.
The cast was okay, the soundtrack was maybe a bit too “noisy” and I didn’t think it suited the different scenes from time to time. Overall, the movie had a strong story and I don’t regret I saw it.

My rating: 7,5/10

5150, Rue des Ormes / 5150 Elm's Way (2009)

French interesting thriller about a 22 year old boy, who is riding his bike in his new neighborhood, crashes and asks a man to call for a taxi. Bleeding from his scratches he walks into the man’s house and suddenly hears someone scream for help. He walks up in the second floor towards the screams and discovers a wounded man, locked inside a room. Soon he will be the one who is hold prisoner in the house with the crazy family.
Very thrilling and exciting movie, but with some weak points here and there.

My rating: 8/10

Bungalow (2002)

I don’t know why I haven’t used the word “minimalistic” before. I have seen a lot of minimalistic movies, and Bungalow is definitely one of them. German movie this is, about a young soldier who is returning home running away from the army. Home, he meets his brother with his new girlfriend (Trine Dyrholm). The latter is very hot and the young soldier thinks so too.
Before I watched this I read one of the few reviews on imdb, which said that either you will hate this movie, or you will love it. I agree. If you are not interested in the main character, or for slow-going story, you may not like this. I did.

My rating: 8/10

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Kristin Hersh rules.
Helsing internet girlfriend in cyberspace.