Skip to main content
Loading...

Featured Post

Amazon's Black Friday Sale Begins: See What's On Offer

Amazon's Black Friday Sale is finally here. Here are some of the best deals on now.
We've had our fingers poised over our keyboards long enough in anticipation of Amazon's Black Friday Sale, which went live at midnight and will last until 25 November.

The Silence Movie Review


If "The Silence", Baran bo Odar's feature-length debut is an accurate indicator of what is to come, he is a filmmaker worth keeping an eye on. He has definite skills, including an ability to slow-burn tension worthy of a veteran's hand. The German film made me remember the first time I saw the "The Vanishing", not as far as content, but rather in the way it simmered, keeping the viewer on edge with anticipation of where we were being taken.


The story centers around a small town where a local young girl has disappeared. Besides the obvious tension one might expect from a story such as this, it is multiplied many-fold by the fact that another young girl was killed in the exact same spot of a field 23 years earlier, to the day. That first crime was never solved and now the police are forced to face up to that fact as well as having to try and solve this latest mystery. The even larger tension accumulator is in the re-opening of the wounds of those affected by the first incident.

Odar shows us right away who committed the first crime, but the connection to the second crime, if there is one, is what drives the plot and creepiness. The other factor that causes the audience to cringe in confusion and anticipation is the bizarreness of some of its characters. Of course there is the murderer from 23 years ago, but the innocent accomplice adds many layers of discomfort as Odar slowly reveals his character.

Everyone gives restrained and uncomfortable performances except for one of the detectives, who is a bit over-the-top for my tastes. However, that is the only negative that I can come up with in my appraisal of "The Silence". Because it is a non-American film, there is no pat resolution at the end. If it gets re-made in America, no doubt that will no longer be the case, much like when "The Vanishing" was re-made with Jeff Bridges in the lead. See this version before the silence is pithed out of the remake.

View the original article here

Comments

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Loading...

Popular posts from this blog

LG G5 Review In-Depth

Can LG take on the Galaxy S7 with a metal design, dual-cameras and an accessory slot? Here's our first LG G5 review, focusing on LG G5 design and build, LG G5 specs, LG G5 cameras and LG G5 software and apps.
Alongside the Galaxy S7, the LG G5 is one of the biggest phones (not literally) to launch in 2016 – and we're not just talking in the Android world. It's one of the heavyweights and LG will be looking to set the market alight with the G5's alternative and innovative modular design.

Oppo RX17 Pro Review: Hands-on

We had time with Oppo’s new RX17 Pro. It may be blue and purple but how different is it to the similar OnePlus 6T and is it worth your time?
Should I Buy The Oppo RX17 Pro?
Oppo has made a solid mid-range phone in the RX17 Pro. Build quality is premium, fast charging is industry-best fast and the display is of high quality.But the price is high at 599€ considering the OnePlus 6T with a better processor starts at £499/€529. And while functioning as it’s supposed to, ColorOS is still unrefined for the western market with far too many changes to Android to recommend over competitors.

BlackBerry KEYone Review

BlackBerry soliders on with a curious Android device that gets nearly everything right. It’s not for everyone though, in fact, it’s not really for anyone. But if you want a physical keyboard you will absolutely love it.
Should I Buy The BlackBerry KEYone?
But then, the KEYone is the best BlackBerry phone for years. It has (finally) successfully melded classic BlackBerry design with the necessary mix of Android and nostalgia. Importantly, the latter is only faint this time – this is a device for 2017, not 2007.If you love your iPhone or Samsung, you’ll hate the KEYone and won’t even consider buying it. But if you’ve made it to the end of this review, chances are you’re weighing up a buy. If you think you’ll love the BlackBerry KEYone, then I’m pretty certain you won’t be disappointed. You’re part of a minority, but finally BlackBerry has a phone for you that doesn’t force you to compromise.

Google Pixel Review

Not everyone wants a phone with a big screen, but most small-screen phones compromise on performance and cameras. Not so with Google’s latest flagship Android phone: Here’s our Google Pixel review.
Joining the ranks of the Pixel C and Chromebook Pixel are Google’s new Pixel phones. We’re reviewing the smaller 5in Pixel here, but you can read our separate Pixel XL review if you’re after a bigger phone.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 Review

Is there more to the Surface Laptop 2 than a lick of black paint? Find out in our full review.
Should I Buy The Microsoft Surface Laptop 2? The Surface Laptop 2 is a slightly odd one as it's not a huge upgrade on the original. That said, it comes in at the same price with a few upgrades and the new black colour.You get an 8th-gen Intel processor giving a nice performance boost as well as double the memory for the entry-level model. Battery life is a little down in our test but it's still a decent effort making this still one of the best laptop around.

Like Fan Page