Snow on tha Bluff
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The Bluff may be a project that is rough for folks from Atlanta but me being from Miami, this film felt real light. After watching it twice over, I did realize that a lot of it was fictional, but it was done extremely well. I hope that there is a superior motive for the release of this film and that Curtis may handle the forthcoming successes with a strategic plan to better himself and his community.
I gave the film 5 stars because it relates to me, and my community. I wish the best for Curtis Snow.
The Family Is Made (Part 1) (Thuggin In Miami)
What did I like? I enjoy the innovation this film brings to the found footage genre. It really feels like a realistic crime/drama film. It's a gritty and authentic portrayal of their lives. It's only an hour and 20 minutes, but it packs so much and it goes by fast; we see drug deals, robberies, and murders. It's has some powerful moments as well, like when Curtis Snow explains how the drugs have been in his family for a very long time and how his 2 year old son is in the same position as him. It's a controversial film because of how realistic it feels, so the actors did an amazing job.
What did i dislike? The ending was a little unfulfilling and abrupt. Some actions and dialogue felt off/forced.
Overall, it's a powerful and fast movie. It gives you a deep, authentic look into this lifestyle. As of 7/19/12, Snow on tha Bluff is available on Netflix Streaming you're still unsure, but it's definitely worth purchasing.
This movie has realistic violence and blood, excessive drug use and references, strong language, and brief nudity.
A jolt of, uh, dope into the veins of the micro-indie/found footage scene, "Snow On Tha Bluff" is a wildly kinetic tour through one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the United States; an endlessly entertaining and captivating portrait of a "robbery boy" and crack dealer. Filmmaker Damon Russel completely disappears, letting subject Curtis Snow carry the entire film, resulting in gritty, authentic document of the culture and lifestyle in Atlanta's favorite little quarters.
Starting with an audience surrogate of sorts, a group of nervous college kids head to the Bluff (a crime ridden area in Atlanta) in hopes of scoring some drugs. The male in charge shotgun tapes the entire experience, likely to show to his buddies the "insane shit" they had done that day. Well, he gets more than what he bargains for once he meets the dealer Snow -- after encouraging them to taxi him to his home, he brandishes a gun and the camera abruptly shuts off. When it resumes filming the Bluffian passes it off to a friend, situating himself in front of the camera to detail his various exploits. From then on the movie operates in cinéma vérité style (with only a few passing acknowledgements to the presence of the camera), legitimately feeling like an amateur shooting his pals as opposed to an experienced cinematographer faking it.
While there is very little narrative to cling to, you won't care -- most of the interest is experiencing the undiluted way of living with someone very nestled into the lifestyle. It's nice to see the residents of the neighborhood with a non-judgmental eye, outside of the usual exploitative television program or issues doc.Read more ›
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