Fifth about The Seventh

A Quiet Place (2018)

A Quiet Place: by one hand, John Krasinski’s tight horror movie is very effective, tense and scary; by the other hand, the story (that to its credit has quite a bit of heart) has a lot of beats that simply don’t make much sense. That may come with the territory for the genre. The film is quite well conceived: starting with the excellent sound design, both mixing and editing, which keeps things quiet and where every sound, man-made or otherwise, is terrifying. The camera work of Charlotte Bruus Christensen captures the environment if deceiving golden, romantic hues, but the tight framing is used for maximum impact, much aided by Christopher Tellefsen’s editing and Marco Beltrami’s musical score. Acting is mostly informed by the genre’s limits, but Emily Blunt and Millicent Simmonds convincingly leave their marks.

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