A Quiet Place
First screened in April 2018
Director: John Krasinski. Cast: John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simonds, Noah Jupe, Cade Woodward, Leon Russom. Screenplay: Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, and John Krasinski.

Twitter Capsule: Veers from competent to preposterous in all departments, from its clunky script to its heavily storyboarded direction.

Second Capsule: Ssshh!! Emit one decibel of feminism and they'll hear you! Okay, maybe a few iffy ones, but not til the final scenes!

Third Capsule: For a movie so dedicated to silence, it sure never tires of declaiming its themes or its 48pt-font character motives.

Fourth Capsule: Mel Gibson called and wants his crop circles back. He applauds you, however, on your zealous reproductive ideologies.

VOR:   Has reaped some credit for formal conceits and its frankly queasy handling of disability. More noteworthy as a possibly unwitting neocon time-capsule.

Photo © 2018 Paramount Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Sound Editing: Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Original Score: Marco Beltrami

Other Awards:
Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Supporting Actress (Blunt)

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