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Resurrection (2022)

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Title: Resurrection

Tagline: Maintain control.

Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller

Director: Andrew Semans

Cast: Rebecca Hall, Tim Roth, Grace Kaufman, Michael Esper, Angela Wong Carbone, Winsome Brown, Josh Drennen, Rosemary Howard, Jaime Zevallos, Patrick Klein, Bradley Lewis, Rocco Palmieri, Oliver Comstock Reynolds, Zarra Kaahn, Jackson Finnegan, Owen Johnson

Release: 2022-07-29

Runtime: 103

Plot: A woman’s carefully constructed life is upended when an unwelcome shadow from her past returns, forcing her to confront the monster she’s evaded for two decades.

Writer-Director Andrew Seaman's RESURRECTION is a dark psychological thriller about a single mother, Margaret (brilliantly essayed by Rebecca Hall) working at a pharmaceutical company. At first, her life seems orderly enough and she even privately counsels a young intern at the firm, Gwyn (Angela Wong Carbone). Margaret's daughter Abbie (Grace Kaufman) is on the verge of turning 18 which causes some per-emptory empty nest issues. Margaret is also carrying on an affair with a married man (Michael Esper). Those tensions boil over when an Ex, David (Tim Roth; quietly malevolent), suddenly shows up in town.

Hall's performance here is eerily intense from the start. An eight minute long uncut monologue reveals much of what her character is going though, and Hall commands the screen. As Margaret's concerns grow, the ante keeps building and building into a mania. Hall's fervid acting becomes genuinely frightening here in its intensity. As the film reaches it's finale it is almost aggressively uncomfortable to watch. And, that's even BEFORE the actual climax!

RESURRECTION treads the line between straight drama, thriller and horror film only dipping into the latter at the very end (and quite graphically; the perverse symbolism will also turn-off some viewers). Hall's performance carries the movie on her back. It may not be a pleasant movie to view, but, she - and the movie -- will stick with you.

It's a streaming rental right now. It has been on Shudder, too
 
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