Amulet ★★★

'Amulet' is an atmospheric experience that spends its time to reveals itself but, unfortunately, never gains the momentum it needs. The cinematography is incredibly well done - but good cinematography can only take a film so far. The film fails at building up a strong enough story to match how wonderful it looks. Still, it's a promising directorial debut from actress Romola Garai: She has a sophisticated eye and knows how to direct her cast. It's a real shame the film doesn't work better as a whole.