18 March 2018 | Platypuschow
Tilt: Gets under your skin and stays there
Tilt is a bizzare film and one of those I went into knowing absolutely nothing. It all starts simple enough and slow burns throughout but when things happen they leave you both baffled and a little disturbed.
It tells the story of a young couple expecting their first child, they are financially struggling due to him not working and merely working on his second feature documentary. Gradually his mental state falls apart and he does acts he can't even explain himself.
For a start I was blown away with just how politically charged the movie is and I have no doubt this will upset a lot of people. Oddly however if you take a step back you could argue it being agenda spewing for both political stances.
The lead is heavily left wing, speaks openly about his hatred for Trump and the Republicans. But on the flipside our protagonist is also the antagonist so as identifying him as a "Leftist" does it not make it a right wing movie?
Regardless of it's politics and constant unexplained insistence to show crucifix imagery from start to finish it's a very unsettling movie and not in the good way.
I see what they were going for, I simply don't think it even remotely works.
Well made for the most part
More dead animals
Mixed political stances
Things I Learnt From This Movie:
If Shawn & Aaron Ashmore had a baby it would be Joseph Cross