Under the Silver Lake

2018

Comedy / Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller

20
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 57%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 95%
IMDb Rating 6.8 10 2753

Synopsis


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Cast

Topher Grace as Bar Buddy
Jimmi Simpson as Allen
Riley Keough as Sarah
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by DawnOfCreation 7 / 10

Not perfect, but I really enjoyed this movie!

I was kind of surprised by this movie experience. I just came back from sneak preview and the movie still lingers in my mind. I love Andrew Garfield, his performance was believable and I think he's one one of the best rising stars of Hollywood. I also loved his work in "Breathe", great movie, make sure you check it out.

The storyline is a bit weird, and it's pretty much centered around Andrews character, so the movie felt a bit small to me, but Andrew performance makes up for it big time. I also loved the nudity in this movie. I would describe this movie as playful, curious, funny and authentic. This is not the usual Hollywood crap, it's quite different, I had no idea where the story was going, which is a good thing because it kept me hooked and that doesn't happen to me very often anymore. I truly had a great time. It's not for everyone I think but if you like semi thriller/detective/humor/absurdity kind of movies, we'll get yourself a bucket of popcorn and have fun!

(English is not my native language)

Reviewed by mereldegrauwe 9 / 10

What did I just watch?

Under the Silver Lake is the third feature film of upcoming director David Robert Mitchell. Mitchell already established his skills in creating atmospheric movies with 2014's It Follows: a clear homage to 80's horror films. And with his new movie it's obvious that he dared to drift even further from the classic hollywood style of filmmaking.

Under the Silver Lake is not an easy movie to digest and will probably not be appreciated by the general public, nor does it need to be. It's clear that Mitchell creates movies out of passion (as the best directors do), and after the success of It Follows he became more bold and as a result was able to create a truely bizzare piece of cinema that reminds us of movies like Enemy (Denis Villeneuve), Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly) and the most obvious: Mullholland Drive (David Lynch).

Sam is a lonely, miserable and in the end quite unlikable guy living in L.A. After a neighbour girl who he became enamoured with dissapears, Sam becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to her. The search for the truth reveals more and more weird secrets along the way. Including the disappearance of furniture, a dog killer and hidden messages in the media. If you're looking for a movie with an easy plot that will give you all the answers in the end, this movie isn't for you. Many of the plot elements don't get resolved or explained, but when looking at the movie as a whole, this is not a problem. In my humble opinion it just adds tot he overal weirdness and atmosphere of paranoia that the movie is meant to give way to.

By far the most striking element of this movie is, however, the unique style. The cinematography has some expertly used neo-noir elements, adding to the detective atmosphere of the movie. Furthermore, it's obvious that Mitchell is selective in the shots being used in the movie. Only a minimal amount of shots are used to tell the tale, leading to a very clean-cut look. The movie has some unique camera movements but those are sparsely used as well, contrasting strongly with the otherwise simple camerawork. Because of this, those special camera movements stand out more and really serve their purpose. The use of music and sound elements is also quite striking: in particular the use of mickey mousing, to often compliment the previously mentioned unique camerawork.

Overal Under the Silver Lake is a beautiful piece of cinema that might not be what the average film goer is looking for, but cinephiles will probably appreciate for it's distinct uniqueness and surprisingly well mashed up uses of different stylistic choices.

Reviewed by Daycee85 4 / 10

Did not follow through *spoiler alert*

Redeeming qualities are the references to pop culture and other movie Icons like Hitchcock or Alice in Wonderland. It felt like this movie could be split into pieces which made for weird but funny and artsy shorts. But for a movie it felt like it was all over the place whitch made me impatient as to get to a point or keep track of any plotline. I do mind nudity but I got the feeling that feminism was set back a lot of years in terms of women just being used as beautiful prop or 'damsel in distress' that could only be desired or have any significant part, plus the male figures where, as usual more clothed. And a stereotypically white boy child (owns an appartment and car way above paygrade or job ). However the actor playes it well. A lot of scenes were too long and vague and could've been cut. Why the many parties (time stalling to me)? Liked the detective part, but also failed to be a strong plotline. Even the part about the Owl's kiss, was cut too short (didn't feel like it would end). Even the humorous bits could be more extreme. Be all out or not at all I would say and pick a plotline, stick to it or explain what it adds to the plot for people who do not know of all references visually.

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