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Last Screening

2011 1h 21m Mystery & Thriller List
Reviews 11% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
An unhinged theater worker (Pascal Cervo) murders women and attaches their severed ears to old photographs of movie stars. Read More Read Less

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Ed Travis Hollywood Jesus This is a well-crafted character study that will break your heart for Sylvain even as you inwardly pray he will be stopped before his new girlfriend finds herself on the wrong end of Sylvain's knife. Apr 1, 2020 Full Review Kent Turner Film-Forward.com Is this what watching too many movies will do to you? Rated: 1.5/4 Mar 8, 2012 Full Review Film4 Staff Film4 A wasted opportunity; what could have been a deliciously dark-humoured look at the nature of celebrity and fantasy is a dreary stab at the horror genre. Rated: 2/5 Oct 19, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member French director Laurent Achard's meta-horror film The Last Screening could be considered to be The Cabin in the Woods for slasher films, yet gone horribly wrong. Moving at a glacier-like pace, Achard seems insecure whether this's meant to be a dark comedy, straight-up horror, an exploitation film, or the meta-commentary it seemingly intended to be. Unable to choose, he combines elements from all of the above: The serial-killer is a man obsessed with cinema (meta-commentary), he works in a theater which only shows two films on loop (dark comedy), he stalks his prey before the kill (straight-up horror), and once he commits the murder, steals body parts from his victims (exploitation). All of this is shot like a moody art-film, adding more confusion to the genre mix. I hope that was the last screening I'll ever have to go to for The Last Screening. (If there was one benefit of watching the film, it was that pun) Grade: D Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member Une bonne mise en scène pour un film français de genre. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Graphic, disturbing moments of violence with a whole lot of not much in between. Sort of old-fashioned in many respects, especially psychologically with its Freudian mommy-issues. The single-camera real-time no-music killings are rather unsettling however. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Une bonne mise en scène pour un film français de genre. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member C'est pas mal, mais putain arretons de comparer ce film à un Giallo. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member If there is a gang-bang between Cinema Paradiso, French new wave cinema, Peeping Tom and Psycho, this is probably what you'll get. On paper, it sounds like a plausible premise with dark potentials (and there is a good film that can be made here - alert Hollywood!) but in the end it simply does not amount to much here other than a few decent scenes and a good idea wasted. Even taken into consideration the restrictive budget, the slow pacing and the wooden/stoic performances of the ensemble (whether that of the lead is appropriate or not is also debatable) sadly let the film down. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis An unhinged theater worker (Pascal Cervo) murders women and attaches their severed ears to old photographs of movie stars.
Director
Laurent Achard
Producer
Sylvie Pialat
Screenwriter
Laurent Achard, Frédérique Moreau
Genre
Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
Canadian French
Runtime
1h 21m