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The Host (2001)

  Directed by: Nicholas Tomnay
Starring: Craig Elliott, Graeme Rhodes
Links: The Host on the IMDb
Genre: Short
Awards: AFI Awards: Best Short Fiction Film 2002 (winner)

This movie gets: 9.00 (1 rating)
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The Host (2001) is also mentioned in pearly's review of 7:35 in the Morning (2003).

"Unexpected fun" - a review by pearly

I love this film! It's about an escaped prisoner who, when trying to hide from the cops, arrives at Warwick's house and uses a postcard from his letterbox to get his way in. At first, the two chat like new friends, but then John reveals his true identity, and things all go a little weird from there.

This short film as a brilliant example of how a film with a twist can work well. I watched it after watching a few other short films, and it was like a breath of fresh air for the whole audience.

The Host is shot in sepia tones, and looks fantastic. Graeme Rhodes does an absolutely wonderful job of playing Warwick, he's certainly the best thing about it. It was funny, enjoyable and worked really well as a short film. See it, if you can.

pearly gives this movie 9 out of 10.
Review created on Fri 13 Sep 2002

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Reader comments

  1. Excellent short. Funny and dark. Loved it.

    Rating given: 9

    A comment from Toby Craine on Thu 06 Apr 2006 08:01 #

Those who have commented give this movie: 9.00 (1 rating)

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