Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Snowtown (2011)

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All faggots die cruel deaths because God doesn't like faggots,
except maybe Freddie Mercury and Elton John.
At a glance:
Gays, suspected gays, paedophiles, suspected paedophiles and the difference between them all: John Justin Bunting, convicted serial killer with 11 poor souls under his belt (a twelfth couldn't be proved), now correspondingly servin 11 life sentences without the possibility for parole. There's a lot of drug addicts, cross-dressers, incestuous wastrels and morbidly obese foul-mouthed people, too. This powerful Australian movie is a dramatic account of what is referred to as the Snowtown murders, told through the eyes of James Vlassakis, a young man who was apparently slowly drawn into the killings but later turned witness for the prosecution. This movie was released reportedly only after a judge lifted the remainin suppression orders that kept the case details confidential. It's got some seriously nauseatin scenes of bizarre, extreme and unnecessary violence, which include choppin up dead kangaroos (unsimulated).
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Lucas Pittaway as James Vlassakis.
Bad news on the doorstep:
Two whole hours of mostly mood might be a big ask for some people. I actually went a full half hour thinkin this is a movie about the depressed Aussie underclass and what they have for breakfast. And why is there so much smokin in this movie? There seems to be an embarrassment of cigarette shots even. No wonder one of the characters died of cancer in real life.
Perennial wonderment:
How the hell did the main guy cry so well? That's some seriously committed mucous right there. This Lucas Pittaway bloke is really somethin and so is the debutin director, Justin Kurzel.
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Daniel Henshall as John Bunting.
Reminds me of:
The white underclass I used to hang out with. Didn't meet any serial killers, though.
Most memorable line:
"Do you like bein' fucked? Do you like bein' fucked? So why not do somethin' about it? 'Cause all I ever see you do is sook, mate. No? What didjah do about Jeffrey? Fuckin' nothin'. You see me and Robert mopin' about? Hmm? No you don't because you do that they fuck you forever. You don't want that, do you? When are you gonna grow some balls, mate?"
Amacam joker, berapa bintang lu mau kasi?
Painstakin watch with a methodology that was a payoff in itself. Give it some time. Study relationships and landscape. O sweet, sweet terror.★★1/2
Trailer for the curious:
video
Bonus material:
Here's a photo of the real John Bunting.
When he was young, his favourite pastime was
said to be burnin insects in acid.