I reviewed the sci-fi/horror movie They Remain at The Slaughtered Bird:
The plot, stretched thinner across a 102-minute span than your mother’s threadbare Sunday knickers, involves a pair of scientist/CSI-types dropped into a forest and forced to live in geodesic dome-like structures while they set up cameras to study animal behavior and dirt in the wake of a mass murder committed by a Manson-like cult some time ago. I think. This may take place in the future, though it’s not certain. The main characters may have had a romantic relationship prior to the events of the movie, but it’s not certain. The cult may still be out there, but it’s not certain. What is certain is that the film doesn’t give you the slightest reason to care about what happens. We don’t know the stakes. We don’t know what’s really happening. We don’t know why. The only thing that isn’t ambiguous about this movie is my frustration with it.
For the rest of the review, including several other bon mots, click here!