Nice dark messy film. Part war film, part back woods horror/survival thriller that’s sparked off when an arrogant group of National Guardsmen befoul a group of Louisiana swamp people. One by one the group is picked off in a game of wits. This film doesn’t pull any punches, and it leaves you feeling as dirty as it looks. The finale is also absolutely riveting, even if the pace getting there is a little off at times.
Phillip Noyce crafts an interesting Australian road movie here. Not seen in the US in a good long while, I was in attendance when it was screened by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in January. I really liked it to be honest. It perhaps doesn’t leave one with the idea that Australia was that welcome of a place to outsiders… or natives… or women. But it is a really acted early film, and I loved Gary Foley’s tragic performance.
OK, we’re going very spoiler free here (it’s still about a month before it comes out). However, I’ll say this: This movie has everything.
Whedon has mastered the ensemble film, every character gets to have their moment (or several). Each has there own voice that never feels forced. Cap sounds like Cap from his film, Thor like Thor, Stark like the Iron Man 1 Tony we all fell in love with. Loki is impressive and I have no idea what…
This is a tough movie to write about. This film is going to divide audiences no matter what. The premise itself is a dark one, but I'll try and spell it out without a lot of spoilers:
At a small fast food restaurant, a caller claiming to be a police officer has the on duty manager detain a young female employee whom he says has stolen some money from a customer. From there the film becomes a disturbing look at…