thud! that was the cinematic sledgehammer that smacked me on the head 2 hours ago. just saw a powerful film that made me cringe and hold my breath (a feeling shared by the 5 friends sitting with me). we are all still shaking and communing after the experience... see this film and then call your loved ones and tell them how much they mean to you. sounds corny and sentimental, butif you are a friend of mine reading this – BIG HUG!
the trailer is here
RIGHT AT YOUR DOOR
Dirty bombs have been simultaneously detonated in Downtown, Beverly Hills, and at LAX, spreading mass panic through Los Angeles. By focusing on one couple (Mary McCormack and Rory Cochrane) and driving the narrative via news radio, writer-director Chris Gorak has made what is perhaps the first indie urban crisis movie a heart-in-your-throat viewing experience. But it is Gorak's background as a production designer ("Lords of Dogtown") and art director ("Minority Report") that may be most responsible for his ability to pull it off: in this movie, dollops of ash fall like toxic snow as whole city blocks burn in the distance. A story about the life-and-death choices one couple must make in the face of chaos, RIGHT AT YOUR DOOR is also a timely rumination on how the press and federal government responds to disasters of unthinkable proportions.