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In an age where movies seem to bang audiences over the head with their storylines and action from the outset, 1BR reminds us that a well told and properly structured film can land a far more powerful punch.
IBR is about a young woman who finds herself trapped in an LA apartment complex by a cult, unique in design and complexity. That's about as much synopsis as I'll give as I would not want to give spoilers. 1BR is a modern horror story of cults, paranoia and torture. As horror films go, it's nicely paced going in all the right ways (at first). The small doses of violence and gore are carefully, even artfully placed. Nothing is done purely to shock. The pieces fit well together and the performances work. The director as worked hard with the cast to create highly believable performances that sell the premise and make it believable. 1BR moves slowly, grinding suspense out in much the same way Polanski's Rosemary's Baby did, but with a modern and even more relatable angle. By the end of the movie I found myself caught up in the suspense and rooting for the lead. The audience at the LA premiere reacted strongly, especially in the 3rd act. My high rating of 9 out of 10 does make some allowances for what is obviously a smaller film without big stars, but frankly it all adds up to a viewing experience that feels more genuine than what we often see from larger productions. Check it out, give it a chance to work its way into your psyche and I think you'll have a good time!
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