There's two things the Brits do better than anyone else . One is grief whoring where someone feels the need to think themselves better than anyone else by embarking on a very public display of beating themselves up and wailing because something terrible has happened such as the death of someone thy have never met say a Princess or a soldier in HM forces in the 'Stan . The other one is grief porn where film makers try to make the most disturbing and depressing film in the history of cinema and I can name you umpteen films off the top of my head , all of which are British that belong on the grief porn list . Add STILL to that list
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Written and directed by Simon Blake STILL is marketed as a tough gritty urban thriller but isn't really anything of the sort . It does allude to being a vigilante thriller of a man called Tom Carver striking back against a criminal gang but this subplot doesn't really make an appearance until about twenty minutes from the end . Before then we have to endure a storyline of a man experiencing loss , drinking too much and trying to get on with his life . It might have been better if Blake tried to make up his mind what type of film he was making here because everything is slightly confused gives out confused messages . Is it a brooding introspective drama featuring loss or a tough vigilante thriller ? It' both and neither and nothing it does is successful in anyway and is populated by unlikable distant often stupid characters
This is personified by the criminal gang in question . They follow Tom around and right away the audience know this is leading somewhere . Indeed it does lead to something , harassment followed by a hate campaign followed by nastiness but when the film reveals its final hand after Tom has kidnapped the ring leader you'll be asking yourself why they did all this in the first place ? There's no real motivation behind any of this except to push the story forward . To be fair you do understand Tom's motives but it's one of absolute haphazard thinking and you can see the flaws in his plan and I wonder if Blake is suggesting Tom should have let the law deal with but like so much else in the film this aspect is rather confused and unlikely
Oh and one thing I noticed on this page is the number of fake reviews no doubt written by people who worked on STILL where they have given the film ten out of ten and consider the film an unforgettable experience etc . Guys if you're going to plug your own film it's a good idea to set up an account well in advance and comment on a few other films . If you set up a account as soon as the movie has its limited release and it's the only film you comment on in your entire life then unfortunately it's a bit too obvious that you're a shill
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Set in North London, 'Still' is a gritty and atmospheric thriller about the violent disintegration of a man and father. Tom Carver (Aidan Gillen) is a man stumbling blindly towards a crossroad in his life, thrown out of focus by the death of his teenage son a year earlier. He becomes involved in a feud with a teenage gang after a seemingly harmless collision with a young kid. As the feud becomes more horrifying, Carver's world starts to unravel forcing him to make decisions that will change his life forever.
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June 21, 2022 at 09:22 AM