Thursday, 16 December 2010

CATFISH














I'm a sucker for a fly on the wall and Catfish ticks all the boxes; jerky camera, self reflection..A CRAZY INTERNET FAMILY. Sort've like a tame blair witch project at times, without the witch..and the blair, but almost scarier regardless. It would be impossible for there to be no speculation with this kind of 'documentary' as to it's truthfulness; part of the film's appeal is that premise and I'm sure the directors aimed for the ambiguity. I'm 99% sure it's real, but if you just take Catfish for what it is, it's a great film and a deeply sad film.