15 January 2014

For Those in Peril, 2013 - ★★★★

An impressive debut which slowly builds up a fear that something terrible is going to happen; or perhaps reveal what terrible things have already taken place. The different styles used to unfold the story and Aaron's state of mind work in a powerful way, although at times it sometimes feel like a series of experimental shorts (although joined into one story). At times I was reminded of Ben Wheatley's work in Kill List and A Field In England and I've just seen another review namecheck The Wasp Factory which is also a good reference point.

The final scenes are likely to be divisive and it would be easy to agree that the film should have ended on it's penultimate scene. However the very final scene was just what I wanted to see and raised the film from good to great.

January 15, 2014 at 10:04PM

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