One Bad Post [Mycle Scheuer, UK, 2019]

The reunion of old friends in movies often constitutes a recipe for painful revelations and toxic betrayals. Often, barely healed wounds are reopened, and eviscerating traumas best forgotten are brought to the surface in violent and public ways. It was a subject explored with microscopic precision and to great effect in Fyzal Boulifa’s recent debut feature Lynn + Lucy [UK, 2019], and more broadly in Peter Berg’s dark wedding comedy Very Bad Things [USA, 1998], but can the same type of meticulous observations of past lives be faithfully portrayed within a 16-minute short? Mycle Scheuer attempts just that in his black comedy One Bad Post.