Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Session 9 (2001)

There was something about this sleeper that hit me when I was watching it. A sense of dread was present in the whole thing. The writing was grand and the actors turned in some good performances. The whole film-space seemed to grow heavier and heavier as it went along.

Brad Anderson turns in another grand directing effort here. I think this was one of his major debut efforts before he rolled into directing THE MACHINIST in 2004 with Christian Bale and the lesser known (but good) TRANSSIBERIAN in 2008 with Sir Ben Kingsley and Woody Harrelson. He knows how to get a vibe out of a movie and it's actors and actresses for sure.

If you like watching a group of characters in a really bad situation and love seeing them fall to shreds before your eyes, you'll love this gothic, ghostly, and ghastly little film.

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