It doesn't take long for the sheer invention of the filmmaking to seep through the sludgy illusion, making for a perceptive, engaging thriller.
| Original Score: B+
Assembled with insinuating skill by Kavaite into a gripping, involving, beautifully unfolding mystery.
| Original Score: 4/5
There are shades of the excellent Brian De Palma/John Travolta thriller Blow Out (1981) in this eerie little effort.
Here is the French countryside at its most sinister: sideways glances from hostile natives, inbred yokels, disappearing children, corrupt politicians . . .
A pungent ghost story, evocatively played out in a creaking haunted house.
| Original Score: 3/5
An atmospheric, slow-burning chiller that rewards the patient viewer with just enough jumps and bumps.
The narrative threads are tied a little too neatly, but it's a promising debut.
If anything, the concept is a little too high, but fans of Dominik Moll and the Dardennes will find much to enjoy.
Sounds used to great effect but the plotting could do with a bass boost.
Kavaite's film is well made and acted but less than credible.
| Original Score: 2/5
Having set up its line of murder suspects the film sheers off into supernatural hokum and never really recovers.
all moody set-up with no real follow-through -- like an initially striking sound that has been dampened before it can resonate.