Review: Slow Burn

slow_burn_ver2There’s a way to make a movie where you don’t give away everything, but instead give away just enough so the audience is on the edge of their seat, waiting for the moment they know must come. Hitchcock said it best: “There is no terror in a bang, only in the anticipation of it.” And that’s the mistake made by filmmaker Wayne Beach in his delayed from 2005 Slow Burn. Even films like Usual Suspects, from which this draws heavily, knew enough to provide tension and drama, if not in situations, then certainly in character. Slow Burn has none of that. Continue reading “Review: Slow Burn”