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The Bay

Directed by Barry Levinson

Written by Michael Wallach

For whatever reason, very few auteurs have emerged from the genre of the found-footage film. The team behind The Blair Witch Project flamed out after the first sequel; Paco Plaza has done well in his native Spain with three [Rec] films, but his American remake Quarantine fell flat. Oren Peli is the closest, but even he is more of a mogul than auteur; he has produced all four Paranormal Activity films as well as The Chernobyl Diaries and other found-footage products, but his only directorial efforts were the first Paranormal Activity and the upcoming Area 51.

The new Peli-produced The Bay hopes to change that trend, by putting a found-footage film into the hands of Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Wag the Dog). The result isn’t Oscar material, but it’s a neatly scary picture that puts a new »

- Mark Young

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