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Mysteria (2011)

Not Rated | | Mystery, Thriller | 23 October 2011 (USA)
A once famous, and now washed-up, Hollywood Screenwriter, fighting to finish his latest script with an unrealistic deadline. He finds himself in the center of a murder investigation ... See full summary »

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A once famous, and now washed-up, Hollywood Screenwriter, fighting to finish his latest script with an unrealistic deadline. He finds himself in the center of a murder investigation involving a prominent politician's wife. The surrounding events feed him inspiration for his script. Written by assistant

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Intriguing Low Budget Thriller
15 November 2012 | by See all my reviews

Washed-up former Hollywood screen writing bigshot Aleister Bain (Robert Miano) is living a sad existence in a seedy apartment, trying desperately to finish a script he is months behind on before his agent (Billy Zane) cuts off his funding. The arrival of a beautiful film student (Meadow Williams) coincides with Bain's mixing up with the murder of the wife of a powerful Senator. Two cops (Danny Glover and Michael Rooker) separately try to get to the bottom of the mystery.

The cast draws you in to "Mysteria" and the plot keeps you interested. Miano is the star, and ably performs as a beat up, put down has-been who is thrust into a world that seems a perfect match for one of the scripts he was noted for writing in his past. The countless twists that come from arrivals of new characters keep Bain on his booze-soaked feet to find out what his connection is.

"Mysteria"'s supporting cast is strong. Danny Glover whispers his way through hearing Bain's story, while Michael Rooker proves his underrated worth as the tough Captain who has more mystery than he lets on. Meadow Williams is the weak spot, she tends to say her lines as if they were held up behind the camera. Academy Award winner Martin Landau has a couple of funny scenes as Miano's elderly landlord.

Cinematography and design came together strongly to portray the grime of the setting, which was shot in Los Angeles but never said to be where the film took place. Strategic shots of an empty bottle of booze in the foreground while Bain continues his investigation serve as a recurring motif of what the film is making it's main character out to be.

What keeps the film from a better score is a soundtrack that seemed perpetually off track. A large ensemble score didn't match the interior shots of a grimy apartment. The script rambles a bit too often, especially at the beginning, and might lose some viewers who don't get hooked in soon enough to see a far better second act.

Overall, "Mysteria" is an able, interesting low budget thriller that doesn't disappoint but doesn't really thrill, either.


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