Tuesday, September 2, 2014

13 Sins 2014 [English]

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Year: 2014
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director: Daniel Stamm
Stars: Mark Webber, Devon Graye, Tom Bower

Torrent Size: 815 mb
Files: 3
Info Hash: 1df2f7dc5d156c9bbe52be5dfda89c8008a13e53
13 Sins 2014 torrent

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Runtime: 93 min
Subtitles: German
Frame Rate: 29.9 fps
Video Bitrate: 5228 Kb/sec
Audio Bitrate: 384 kbps

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Review: I will say it now: if you watch this film, dont quit until the 90 minutes have expired. Otherwise you will miss the devilishly clever final twists which are well-foreshadowed. In fact it is textbook screen writing. Fiction writers from all genres should take note - this is how you do it.However, its easy to change channels when watching 13 Sins. The low budget and (at times) pedestrian acting make it unremarkable to the eye, and its tempting to go looking for something better. But stick with it, as what 13 Sins lacks in scale and scope it makes up for with suspense and intelligent twists. If youre very good, you might see it coming. The events of the third act are telegraphed clearly in the first, although youll have to be smart to put the pieces together. This is where the film succeeds. Mysteries should always give the viewer a chance to solve the puzzle, and while 13 Sins doesnt make it easy, you can certainly do it. In fact Im laughing out loud at myself for not seeing it coming.That said, 13 Sins is a flawed film. Its tried to blur the lines between a suspense thriller and horror film. There are some hackneyed horror moments that could have been handled more effectively. A handful of gory scenes were obtuse and unnecessary, and perhaps would have been better if done with more subtlety. This seems to be the fault of the director who is apparently influenced by the style of independent horror-film makers of the 90s and 2000s who dont understand the value of tension. Gore on its own is ineffective. Horror is equal parts what we see and dont see. Case study: the original Alien showed us everywhere the creature could be, and in turn revealed them to be empty, letting our minds wander, letting us experience what the terrified characters were feeling. When the ultimate moment comes, its done logically, and with nuance and flair. Theres no gore on screen that didnt need to be there. All horror writers should study this.The other problem lies with the films occasional desire to go beyond its limitations and try to establish a grander scale. Theres an escape set piece that falls short of competency because they didnt have the money for good special effects, and it showed. You could have just left it out. An independent film should work around its budget instead of stretching it. Anyway, out of all the slim pickings of 2014 so far - which is shaping up to be another terrible year for film - this low-budget suspense thriller has actually impressed me. Elliots (the protagonists) transformation was mostly plausible, aside from a few nonsense moments. Its sheer intelligence and gripping, relentless pace kept me watching until the bitter end. However, while I have said that the final act is quite good, it is let down by an incompetent epilogue which leaves us with a Downer Ending instead of one which is left open to the audience to interpret. I recommend it as a rental only, but I DO recommend you see it.

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