#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – XX is a new horror anthology with a gender twist – all segments will be helmed by female directors and will star female leads. The directors have been given free creative rein within budget and time constraints, but all of the segments themselves will involve the horror genre.
Plot: This all-female horror anthology features four dark tales from four fiercely talented women.
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Not quite good enough
Four short horror films, no linking narrative, although there is some decent Svankmajeresque stop-motion animation serving as transition:
A boy loses his appetite after getting a glimpse of something mysterious; a woman discovers her husband’s corpse on the day of her daughter’s birthday; four attractive young people discover an Ancient Evil (TM) in the wilderness; and a mother deals with the discovery that her nearly adult son is disturbingly violent and yet everybody worships the ground he walks on.
Production values tend to adequate-high, and effects are acceptable, but there are small issues with each section that leave the overall film feeling amateurish. They’re generally small issues, and I expect the filmmakers to work them out for their next projects.
Narratives are disappointing, generally from the lack of resolution– although inconsistent characterization and unimaginable motives plague the second, making it the weakest. I can enjoy unresolved horror shorts in general, but it doesn’t work here, not with the way these films are implemented; there’s too much dragging along at each end, suggesting a reveal that never materializes.
The first was my favorite, and I found it generally creepy, although, again, the resolution was handled poorly; there were also some instances of poor acting, and too much voice-over exposition.
The “theme” of XX is apparently that all four films were directed by women, but there’s not really any significance to that. If the title wasn’t so eager to let me know, I wouldn’t have realized it, and it kind of feels like painting a handgun pink for marketing purposes, a little dubious. Still, it’s not a big deal to me, just a title. But after knowing, a few things stand out: the inversion of stereotypes for the parents in the first film; the unwillingness to commit to any crazy-lady characterization in the second, even though that’s the only thing that would give the story even a lick of sense; the self-important and overly long soliloquy in the final film. (The only thing that maybe stands out in the third is that none of the attractive young people decide to disrobe, as they do so often in similar films.)
I’d say that the first film is probably worth watching, but I wouldn’t bother watching past that. Not worth paying money for. Still, there’s no reason not to expect good things from the filmmakers in the future, as they find some better scripts and improve their techniques.
A small showcase for female directors?
All in the eyes of the beholder. Not exactly spine tingling; lackluster may be the right word. But good intentions to spotlight up and coming female directors like Roxanne Benjamin, Annie Clark, Jovanka Vuckovic and Karyn Kusama. Four short horror tales all featuring female leads tippy toeing into the darker side of the female imagination. My favorite segment is “The Birthday Party” starring the fetching Melanie Lynskey and featuring Lindsay Burdge. There is also “Her Only Living Son” featuring Christina Kirk and Lisa Renee Pitts. Another segment called “Don’t Fall” stars Angela Trimbur and Breeda Wool. The opening tale is titled “The Box” and stars Natalie Brown and Peyton Kennedy. I don’t want to imply this collection is meant to be horror for the intelligent; but let’s say intended for a viewer with varied life experiences. Nothing really shocking here, but tapping individual whimsy of the darker kind.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 20 min (80 min)
Director Roxanne Benjamin, Sofìa Carrillo, Karyn Kusama, St. Vincent, Jovanka Vuckovic
Writer Jovanka Vuckovic (written for the screen by), Jack Ketchum (based on the story written by), Roxanne Benjamin, St. Vincent, Roxanne Benjamin, Karyn Kusama
Actors Natalie Brown, Jonathan Watton, Peter DaCunha, Peyton Kennedy
Country Canada, USA, Mexico
Awards 1 nomination.
Production Company Magnolia Pictures, XYZ Films, Snowfort Pictures, Dark Sky Films
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.39:1
Camera Red Epic Dragon
Laboratory Rebellious Tendencies Digital Laboratory
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format N/A