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Sunday, January 04, 2015

entry arrow12:32 AM | Film #3: Adam Wingard's The Guest (2014)



I don't know what to make of Adam Wingard's The Guest (2014). Ostensibly a thriller -- and it is: the story is about a grieving family who has just lost a son in the army, and who then welcomes into their home a mysterious, sexy stranger who claims to be their son's friend, but who may not as he appears to claim -- the film manages to be suspenseful and funny and gory, and features a bravura performance by Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens, who unhinges throughout the film like a psychopath you'd love to take home to mother. It feels like a 1980s Brian De Palma movie without the Hitchcockian bent, only the dark comedy distilled into a genre-bending something-something you don't care much to define, only enjoy.

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