Deranged and delightfully cynical. A timely dissection of modern society’s ugliest traits and how attention-seeking for the sake of fame comes at a higher cost than getting lost in the shadow of someone else’s success.
Serra’s decent into tropical oblivion is a glacially-paced, eerily hallucinogenic and pretentiously engrossing mood piece that says more about political ignorance and spiritual disconnect in the modern world more than any other film in recent memory. An all too rare but much-needed form of cinematic recalibration for the psyche.
In terms of being a police procedural thriller, this is fairly standard stuff, but it’s 100 x more creepy for the simple fact that it’s based on a real life case that was never solved and the perpetrator is still out there somewhere after all these years. Sharp writing, solid acting, somber feelings.