Author Topic: Unsane  (Read 1188 times)

Mark Steels Stockbroker

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Unsane
« on: March 31, 2018, 11:27:28 AM »
It's ok. There is some mileage in arguing it was all a psychotic break and none of the bits in the hospital occurred for real. What do you reckon?

itsfredtitmus

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Re: Unsane
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2018, 01:11:07 PM »
every few years there's a festival bait film shot on an iphone

Re: Unsane
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2018, 09:14:55 PM »
It's ok. There is some mileage in arguing it was all a psychotic break and none of the bits in the hospital occurred for real. What do you reckon?

Frankly if you argued that about 99% of movies they'd make more sense.

Sin Agog

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Re: Unsane
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2018, 04:03:35 AM »
every few years there's a festival bait film shot on an iphone

There's Tangerine, this and...?  At least the two I've seen have both been pretty good.  Kermode or someone kept on comparing this to Shock Corridor, but it's nowhere near as lurid and off-kilter as that, though it is a lot of seemy fun.  Could imagine it failing miserably if Claire Foy didn't hold it together so well.  She said that the total lack of a crew made everything so much easier, which seems fair enough.  I'm all for more films made with a skeleton crew, as some of Hollwood's union rules sound like a total and utter money-sink, even if they might have good intentions.  They're probably what discourages mid-to-low budget movies from being made.  This iphone business, if attached to a good script, seems like a good solution to that.

Neat Matt Damon cameo, too.

itsfredtitmus

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Re: Unsane
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2018, 04:26:20 PM »
whoops think I must have thought unrelated and archipelago were iphone films (its hard being a single title film)

Re: Unsane
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2018, 03:21:18 PM »
This could have been so much better than it was. There was something really unnerving about the way it was shot and the colours and stuff, it was properly freaking me out at the start where you couldn't quite tell if she was losing it or not but it went downhill really fast once they removed that uncertainty.

icehaven

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Re: Unsane
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2018, 08:01:15 PM »
Watched this the other night totally unaware until 5 seconds ago that it was all shot on an Iphone. That aside the plot holes bothered me, him getting a job in the hospital just before she voluntarily/accidentally had herself committed there? Caaaam aaaaaahn! But never would have thought it was entirely Iphone made so fair enough.

Re: Unsane
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2018, 08:21:58 PM »
It was pretty shit, ultimately.  A couple of good scenes/moments here and there, but that plot is an absolute trainwreck.  Felt very studenty, not just because of the way it's shot.

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Re: Unsane
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2018, 12:19:01 PM »
  She said that the total lack of a crew made everything so much easier, which seems fair enough.  I'm all for more films made with a skeleton crew, as some of Hollwood's union rules sound like a total and utter money-sink, even if they might have good intentions.  They're probably what discourages mid-to-low budget movies from being made.  This iphone business, if attached to a good script, seems like a good solution to that.

Paul Scheer shot an episode from NTSF:SD:SUV:: in London. He spoke later about how the crew was for once much smaller and they still could work as fast or even faster than their American equivalent.

zomgmouse

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Re: Unsane
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2018, 12:52:07 AM »
This was really quite good. Soderbergh can do creepy detached video aesthetic like nobody's business. Playing on helplessness and gaslighting and the rest of it was effective, and a good ending.

Mark Steels Stockbroker

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Re: Unsane
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2018, 05:57:00 AM »
So... was it real or not?