Fifth about The Seventh


PredestinationPredestination: time-travel stories, in general, are mind-benders, as cause-and-effect can be far from linear. Such is not the case with Michael & Peter Spierig’s film: the story here is simple, essentially built around a MacGuffin; it also feels heavy on setup and short on payoff. Additionally, the heavy-handed withholding of information is itself revealing, lessening the impact of the conclusion. The film has an elegant look to it, thanks to the stylish lighting by cinematographer Ben Nott. Editor Matt Villa deals well with the structure that this story requires, even if it gets too didactic at some points. Ethan Hawke is fine and convincing, but Sarah Snook has a showyer role, and she manages it well (with the help of the make-up department.)


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