where i truly, seriously belong
McCarthy is at his strongest when the focus is on his characters. He has a real knack for fleshing out his main players and their sketchy backgrounds. Piecing their pasts and relationships together is part of the thrill, and like his debut, he shows no fear in introducing and caring for who we believe to be our leads, only to then have the baton passed to others. The three key actors, Rivera, Sandino Moreno and Rickards, offer real emotional depth in their performances that add weight to the believability of the dread-filled scenario. Nor is it wide of the mark to say the filmmaker’s building of suspense is almost Hitchcockian.
Naya Rivera (Glee) has the most challenging role as Vera, the initially off-putting artist who is reluctant to accept anything from her sister, including money and love. Her character changes the most over the film, from emotional unavailability to demonstrating an almost crusader-like determination to do the right thing.
One of the things we liked about the movie is that the main character shifts throughout so you don’t spend all that much time with just one character. The screentime is divided up between Ashley Ricklands, Catalina Sandino Moreno and Naya Rivera. The best of the three is Rivera and Gleeks will be pleased with the performance she gives here. There’s no sign of her feisty McKinley High character Santana and Rivera actually makes for a great leading lady. Could a career in horror be the way forward once Glee comes to an end next year?
A storm bearing down on Midland Boulevard, Fort Smith, AR on August 18, 2014. Kicked up a lot of dust, blowing it across the highway. Thunder, rain and lightning followed the leading edge of wind.
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