Following on from his horror delight It Follows back in 2014, director David Robert Mitchell
finally returns behind the camera for sophomore feature Under the Silver Lake and it’s an absurd, surrealist fever trip through L.A’s wild suburban landscape.
When disheveled lost soul (Andrew Garfield
) encounters the mysterious, beautiful Sarah (Riley Keough
) one night, he finds himself deeply entranced by her presence. However, when she suddenly disappears the next morning, Sam sets out across L.A in the hopes of discovering just where she went. But, as he does, he begins to unravel a dark – and, frankly, bizarre – conspiracy that forces him to confront the city’s underbelly of sex, greed, power, and cultural corruption. And if that doesn’t sound like one of the most biting social commentaries on today’s obsession to consume everything thrown at us without ever indulging such notions, I don’t know what is.