Andrew Garfield, Mahershala Ali, Ruth Negga, and five others received their first-ever acting nominations for 2017. While these actors are new to the Academy Awards, you may recognize them from their earlier work.
After a teenage girl is found murdered in a California town, a young woman is forced to prove her brother is innocent of the crime, discovering a disturbing dark side to the community and the hidden identity of the killer.
A young girl discovers, to her disgust, that naked photos of her have been uploaded to numerous social media websites from a "revenge porn" webpage. When nothing is done, she makes it her personal crusade to find the perpetrator.
After a disturbing night, Dr. Michael Foster wakes up to find his wife, Ann, has vanished. The local people are most unhelpful, and the rumor mill whispers that Ann ran off with their daughter's attractive teacher. The only clues to Ann's disappearance are a bloody circle on a wall, a dying raven, and strange images of his daughter and Ann. In an attempt to piece those clues together, Michael uncovers Ann's involvement in an ancient sect composed of witches in modern day New York, who would do anything to dominate the world-- including murder. However, the closer Michael gets to finding his missing wife and uncovering the deadly truth, the more he finds that powerful people are involved in the mystery. Now, the only thing Michael can trust is that he cannot trust anyone. Will he find his wife in time, before they get him first? Written by
Summary pretty much sums this movie up. Now keep in mind I have at the time of this writing only seen the first part. The reason the is that what I have seen so far does not justify my time to watch the remaining 2 hours.
In this first film at about 115 minutes in, I was watching a part of the movie that should have started 40 minutes earlier at the latest. So I ask myself, why did I have to sit through really what was an hour of nothing just to get to this point. Of all the stories, this certainly was not mini-series material.
As for the acting, don't expect an improvement here. Some seem to have simply sleepwalked through the film. Often it is people just merely reading lines with very weak attempts at emotion or feeling to the words. In other words, I got the sense that the actors realized how this movie was going to be, and saw no point in spending much time actually acting.
The end result is a movie you can't care about, characters that are half awake, and a plot that has been stretched to unbelievable length. This is after all a 90 minute movie drawn out to 240 minutes. Well, do the math and you can easily figure how boring this movie will be to watch.
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