«Excellent ! Great atmosfear and incredible cinematographic experience ! Love it !!»
«I had to watch this movie in vimeo as it would not load up from this site for me.
There is no doubt that this is a genre movie looking for a story. If we say "style over substance" we can point to this film as a high point of TM machinamations. Why "high point"? Because this is a typically beautifully shot movie by BenTuttle, loaded with atmosphere and promise. However from beginning to end the promise is seldom - if ever - realised.
FATALE is a confusion, from opening scene to conclusion. The story exists in the writer's mind, but rarely are we given any glimpse into it's journey, trajectory, motive, character, or eventual outcome. It lacks development, coherency and travel. It's simply not enough to load a scene with travelling visuals that have no relevant bearing narrative. The scenery should establish the setting, but in this movie supersedes action, dialogue or story development. The minute sliver of dialogue that exists does not drive drama, but provides an expositionary background for a sequence of events that subsequently evolve. The drama itself is msytifying and confused, and the inherrent exposition is so slim as to be non-existant, which lays open an idea, rather than a story. And this idea itself is not fully explored.
BenTuttle's movies ae something to experience. This film requires fleshing out and development, clarification and drive. Above all, it needs drama, conflict, travel and resolution. I hope to revisit a reworking of this film in the future, because it is a template of something very special indeed.»
«Very elegant movie. The whole feel was very slick indeed, and the black and white footage worked well (something that is extraordinarily difficult to do in machinima!). Voice acting was good, sound mixing was good, music was appropriate for the movie.
An all round excellent job.»
Very well done in the Noir style
The music fit the moods and scenes
The special effects (bllood from gunshot to knees, etc.) was well done
The v.o.'s were well done
Although done in the Noir style, it was a bit too dark at times.
Well Done Ben. A good Noir film from a good story.»
«Finally getting around to leaving my review lol. As you know, I'm a huge fan of this film. I loved your take on the Noir genre and how you used music and symbolism to create meaning. I can definitely see all the tricks you're learning in college coming out in your work. I think this was your best film yet, and that's not something I say lightly. The voiceacting by RGR, yourself and Allie was superb, especially Allie. As soon as her character made her appearance I was glued to my seat. It says a lot that she was able to portray such emotion in her performance, it made me really sympathise with her character. It's difficult to create genuine emotion in a machinima piece, but through a combination of excellent music choices and terrific acting, you managed to achieve it here Ben.
Now get to work on Shadows you slacker!
***** - 5 stars»
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