'House of Last Things'
(RJ Mitte, Lindsey Haun, Blake Berris, et al / DVD / R / (2013) 2015 / Revolver Group)
Overview: A mind-bending thriller set in Portland, Oregon about an unspoken tragedy and its effects on a house, its temporary caretakers and the owners, a classical music critic and his wife on a recuperative trip to Italy.
DVD Verdict: Michael Bartlett introduces us to a haunted house whose new inhabitants have to pay tribute dearly. The mother is suffering from severe depression and the father tries to escape their plight by taking his wife on a sudden journey to Italy. The beautiful house-sitter Kelly has quarrels with her rebellious boyfriend Jesse, and when her younger brother Tim joins them, played by RJ Mitte from Breaking Bad, very strange things start to happen.
'House of Last Things' is a great joy to watch how writer director Michael Bartlett unfolds his narrative to us audiences. A weird beauty of a tale is budding in front of our eyes and ears. As it grows we are invited to put together the whole story in kind of a puzzling and mind-boggling manner. I love this satisfying communication between creator and spectators. There might still be open questions after viewing the movie for the first time, but surely this is a film worth a second visit, as all good films are. [HG] This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.
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