I'm a writer. I love stories about storytelling, redemption and desperate folks trying to make the best of bad situations.
I don't want to say too much about what happens in The Invitation, but I would like to write for a bit about how it happens. Karyn Kusama takes a swank hill home and transforms it into a prison of memory and forced cheer, where tasteful lighting and the promise of expensive wine are as much a prison as they are the ingredients for a long-delayed reunion. She focuses on faces, and her cast (primarily characters actors, with the biggest…