World War Z
The Bling Ring
Jack the Giant Slayer
21 And Over
all moody set-up with no real follow-through -- like an initially striking sound that has been dampened before it can resonate.
Having set up its line of murder suspects the film sheers off into supernatural hokum and never really recovers.
| Original Score: 2/5
Kavaite's film is well made and acted but less than credible.
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+
Here is the French countryside at its most sinister: sideways glances from hostile natives, inbred yokels, disappearing children, corrupt politicians . . .
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.
An atmospheric, slow-burning chiller that rewards the patient viewer with just enough jumps and bumps.
| Original Score: 3/5
If anything, the concept is a little too high, but fans of Dominik Moll and the Dardennes will find much to enjoy.
The narrative threads are tied a little too neatly, but it's a promising debut.
A pungent ghost story, evocatively played out in a creaking haunted house.
Sounds used to great effect but the plotting could do with a bass boost.