Mischievous, trashy, tongue-in-cheek soap opera with so much of an overbearing score and enough interstitials and lack of dialogue it’s almost a silent film.
There is a moment in David Ayers’ moving police drama End of Watch when the two affable and dedicated LAPD officers played by Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña discover a pile of dismembered bodies in a house. It is an uncharacteristically gruesome moment in a movie filled with rich characterization — and it was jarring to say the least.
I am particularly saddened to report then that with Ayers’ newest film Sabotage, it seems that the writer/director has given…
Out on DVD now, the independent horror movie Banshee Chapter is a weird amalgamation of a found-footage movie and a governmental conspiracy thriller. Right off the bat, it’s obvious it’s not going to follow any sort of established rule(s) of the found-footage genre.
Sometimes the characters directly address the camera, but just as quickly the film will cut to another shot that is wholly outside of the established world of the scene. Clearly, director Blair Erickson is only interested…