The Caretaker (The Guest) Reviews
This film is a brooding slice of life drama that feels very 60's. Unusually however it doesn't feel that dated which is testament to the ideas running through the intense Pinter script. Some wonderful metaphors for the lethargy of life, failed dreams and the power struggle between ordinary people. Where it fails in my opinion is the pace. The writer has slashed the play and the director has failed to fill the gaps sufficiently in the visual - especially when we are in the house. The edit feels a bit drab as a result. Drabness is part of the plan for sure, but that is conveyed in the setting and the grimy black and white. I felt it needlessly resorted to an unflinching slowness.