Paint It Black (2017)

Amber Tamblyn directs Alia Shawkat, Janet McTeer and Rhys Wakefield in this L.A. mystery where, after the death of a handsome young man, his actress girlfriend and alcoholic mother enter into a battle of wills.

Well acted, well directed and definitely great to look out. Surprised to find the cinematographer of this, Brian Rigney Hubbard, didn’t go on to bigger things as his capturing of light and colour is pretty special. It gives up on its hagsploitation leanings a little too early and the artier lurches into identity and controlling mothers distract from what could have been a neat little thriller. Based on a work of literature which might suggest why it abandons the more psychotic showdown we are primed for and relishing.

7

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