Film Comment Selects: Them Thursday, Aug. 2, 8:15 pm
“[Them is] a lean horror machine designed to simply wring the audience dry across barely 75 minutes of almost real-time action. The confidence with which the first-time directing duo wield their sharp instruments recalls early Carpenter, resulting in the ultimate home-invasion nightmare— Funny Games by way of Assault on Precinct 13. Avoiding the overt nastiness of so many recent French genre offerings, this is instead a slightly show-offy master class in timing, staging, and pacing; you may catch yourself trying to peer around the edge of the screen to see where the next shock is coming from.”—David Cox, Film Comment
Them / Ils
David Moreau & Xavier Palud
France, 2006; 77m Tickets are $7 for Film Society and students; $11 for the general public.
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