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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Ludovic72's rating of the film My Ain Folk

    Entre l'absence de son frère aîné (envoyé de force en pension), sa grand-mère un peu folle, son grand-père affaibli et son père manquant d'affection, le pauvre Jamie continue à passer une enfance sinistre... La mise en scène de Bill Douglas reste également sans concession, tout en progressant dans son approche esthétique de la misère (noir et blanc splendide, cadrages très étudiés). Beau, aride et assez réfrigérant.

  2. FISCHER's rating of the film My Ain Folk

    Tableau impitoyable d'une enfance gâchée et malheureuse, d'une rigueur et d'une qualité cinématographiques indéniables, permanentes...

  3. kartina obskura's rating of the film My Ain Folk

    the dog looked quite shocked too when granny got drunk that night and started hugging jamie.

  4. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film My Ain Folk

  5. EdieEmm's rating of the film My Ain Folk

    I get (though question) aestheticism, as a philosophy. And I'm the last to insist that a normative (or any) emotional response is necessary to validate an experience. But, as with his 1st, I can't help but sense some pathology in what feels like an over-reliance on form & image. Unconvincing, even interpreted as representative of the view of a child; children have more nuanced analyses. Pretty. Exploitative. Lacking.

  6. msmichel's rating of the film My Ain Folk

    Douglas' middle entry in the trilogy continues the bleak tale. Reminds one of the later Terence Davies' films but Davies' films always had an aura of hope, family and love amongst their trials whereas Douglas' simply revels in despair. Production values compared to the first entry as quite extraordinary. Well worth the time but a difficult watch.

  7. Jeremiah Johnson's rating of the film My Ain Folk

    I saw only one camera movement in this entire film. And it was a pan that lasted 3 seconds. First time seeing how brilliant a movie can be without the 'expressive camera' movements that I enjoy from directors such as Scorcese or Welles and many others.

  8. Destroyd's rating of the film My Ain Folk

    This is all perfection. From My Childhood to My Way Home. I used to doubt that movie can translate every tiny and subtle aspect of life into a medium, but not anymore. This is pure perfection.

  9. El Biffo's rating of the film My Ain Folk

    "Please Jesus, make my granny drunk every night."

  10. francisca bacon's rating of the film My Ain Folk

  11. Corriel's rating of the film My Ain Folk

    This second in the trilogy has a better image quality. The story around Jamie's family is a wee bit obscure at times and it keeps unfolding sadly. Visually speaking it can be striking – some great framing charged with poetry. I sometimes felt a few scenes would be perfect used as music video-clips.

  12. Jeremy Ashlyn's rating of the film My Ain Folk

    The way Douglas stacks individual scenes here is smart and effective, almost Lynchean. As if the film itself were an object.

  13. Santropez's rating of the film My Ain Folk

    Every shot in this film was greatly done and carefully composed; might be the best cinematography I've seen lately.

  14. Zachary George Najarian-Najafi's rating of the film My Ain Folk

    It's even more bleak and grungy than My Childhood was, and to this extent a bit less affecting. It's a great film, and Douglas' visual style is definitely maturing, but it suffers from being the middle part of the trilogy, and for treading over ground we've really already been through.