Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Bitter Feast -dvd
I am not sure how I feel about this movie.
It is in the tradition of classic horror films, with a heavy set of plot and characters before the violence sets in. Which is always a bonus in my book. I had not heard anything about this film til I spotted it at the blockbuster few days ago. I was flying blind on it and wasn't too sure I should even buy it. (yes it was for buy only)
Right off you get an understanding for the two leads, and find yourself for the first half cheering on the chef. Around the turning point of the film (the last 40 minutes) it starts to resemble a higher class of slasher film.
Throughout the movie, there are these gorgeous shots of food being prepared that seem to be almost poetry on the screen; then are balanced out with the brutality of the horror elements.
Little hard to sit through, but worth it. I have to say, for myself, one of the reasons it was difficult to sit through had to do with the fact the critic is a writer who has hit rock bottom; that for me hit little too close to home.