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Title:   Deadly Games
Director:   Rene Manzor
Year:   1989
Genre:   Child Empowerment
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   09.23.18

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Date Viewed Venue Note
09.23.18Alamo South LamarThis Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2018
This late 80s French film is like Home Alone meets Die-Hard. This crazy kid in this crazy mansion fends off a crazy santa claus trying to kill him. It's got a real... not sure how to put it... ephemeral style? Like I was never quite sure if the establishing shots were miniatures or to-scale sets and everything has a wide angle to it and there's lots of interesting POV work and the lighting in general has a kind of glaze to it. It really does a nice job in putting you in this fairy tale headspace in which this kid programs computers, has a prototype of an iphone strapped to his arm, and wakes up every morning to a weight training/Commando-esque gearing up montage. I had a lot of fun with it.
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