February 02, 2013
"Sound Of My Voice"
I watched this last night via Apple TV on my big-screen TV (I think it's important and relevant for a reviewer to tell us the venue because there's a huge difference between watching a movie on an phone, tablet, laptop, desktop, TV, or in a theater — in terms of just about everything.).
Long review short: I loved it.
Brit Marling is sui generis, excellent at/in everything she touches.
I wonder what would happen if Megan Ellison dropped an unlimited money bomb on her so she could do ANYTHING she wanted?
That would be epic.
But I digress.
This movie was just so watchable and interesting from the get-go and apart from one scene I won't describe — mainly because it might put people off from watching just reading about it (and no — I'm not worried you'll be put off by this paragraph because you'll have forgotten it in five minutes) — could best be described as "moving."
Marling has a rare quality of being willing to consider the possibility that magic is afoot in every waking moment.
Most people involved in movies — actors, directors, producers, the whole industry — have lost sight of this, assuming of course that it was ever even within their scope.
The final moments of "Sound Of My Voice" are perfect: resonant, disturbing, and memorable.
What if things are not what they seem?
That is the question, and here are 85 minutes of film that ask it in a way that — as of this writing at 9:55 a.m. today, about 11 hours after I finished watching — makes me consider doing something I never, ever do: watch the movie again.
February 2, 2013 at 04:01 PM | Permalink
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oh yeah, i saw the 4 minute trailer around a year ago and completely forgot about the film. will reserve it on Netflix. speaking of Netflix, their new show with Kevin Spacey, House of Cards, is terrific and all 13 episodes are available on instant download.
Posted by: rob | Feb 2, 2013 8:24:47 PM
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