Muse (Newcastle Film Festival)
Really disappointed with this one. I believed I was going to see a Spanish film of the same name made in 2017, but instead I got this poor substitute. It honestly felt like a C-Movie which made back in the early 90s had been forgotten about and somebody unearthed it and submitted it for a film festival trying to make out it was retro.
The film's lead (let's call him Discount Bradley Cooper) had the acting chops of one of the "actors" on Channel 5's after 11pm softcore pornography movies. Some of the audience literally sniggered at his awkward attempts to convey emotion.
Also the cutting of this film made no sense. I had no idea what was supposed to be going on at the start. It kept cutting to random people which I'm pretty sure never reappeared. Every time the 'Muse' appeared, pseudo-Bradley reacted as though a naked lady appearing out of nowhere was an everyday occurrence for him (though this probably does happen to the real Bradley Cooper).
The worst bit of this experience was at the end when a member of the cinema crew announced that the director was to hold a surprise Q&A afterwards. I made a mad dash out only to nearly knock this director over with the screen exit door. Sorry mate :(