Can we truly escape our own past actions, especially when they fill us with guilt? And just how heavy can guilt weigh on our conscience?
First time writer-director Elizabeth Chomko has made a beautiful, stunning, fierce piece of art that immediately put her on my list of filmmakers to keep an eye on.
It's no secret that I love Michael Shannon. He is excellent at quiet (and occasionally explosive) rage, and his cold stare makes him the pitch-perfect choice for this role, as his eyes feel as lethal as his bullets.
The script instantly drops you into the action without exposition, an extremely effective tool that grips you from the opening shot and builds its narrative mystery outward.
Nichols has crafted something totally engrossing from the first frame to the last, with an incredible ending that packs an emotional wallop. Seek this out!
Fahrenheit 451 Written by Ramin Bahrani and Amir Nedari (screenplay) & Ray Bradbury (novel) Directed by Rahmin Bahrani