DVD/Blu-ray New Releases - MARCH 2014
Strong acting, canny production design, and a sound premise power “The Facility” all the way through to its climax, only to discover that the engine lacks enough coal to complete a full circuit. Whether depleted of financial resources, creative ideas, or both, writer/director Ian Clark’s first time feature fizzles to a sudden halt that leaves an impression of “The Facility” being only half a film.
“Beneath” has its tone meter calibrated a little too far into serious territory when it would have benefitted from a slier wink of black comedy. The film is only as good as it needs to be for a rubber water monster movie on Chiller TV, when clearly the actors and the production are better than the script that they have to work with.
DVD/Blu-ray New Releases - APRIL 2014
The dark humor is deliberately subdued, yet ever present, accenting the surreal fantasy with a more Terry Gilliam tone than Franz Kafka ... But even if ("Escape from Tomorrow") does not have a real point or a purpose, it is still hypnotically engaging as experimental art and as oddball entertainment.