The Good Neighbor
Directed by Kasra Farahani
Two high school filmmakers decide to create the illusion of a haunting on an unsuspecting neighbor.
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★★★½ review by Auteur on Letterboxd
Ambitiously structured, an ending that resonates, and James Caan himself, ensure The Good Neighbor is a cut above. Its most significant flaw remains several flashbacks where the POV abruptly changes without precedent, but everything else is solid enough that it merely distracts, instead of torpedoing the whole thing.
★★★★ review by Jim Drew on Letterboxd
GREAT premise and the film lives up to it.
Asked Steph after it finished: "That was really cool! Is it a horror though?"
"Well it was terrifying!"
Good enough for me. 4 thumbs up.
★★★★½ review by Ashley on Letterboxd
I watched this film because of the cover art, and the fact that I like James Caan; I expected nothing of my outing with The Good Neighbor. The film left me emotionally impacted due to its exploration of personal motivation and grief. By the conclusion, I was left wondering how I had never heard of this film.
This is my new "you probably haven't seen this film, but you should" recommendation and probably will be for awhile.
★★★★★ review by Alaina Frank on Letterboxd
I love found-footage films, but this is not your average found-footage film. It switches between "found-footage" style and good old cinematic style film, but it does it seamlessly without disrupting the flow of the movie.
A fantastic psychological thriller that will make you scream out of fear but it will also make you cry.
I don't want to say any more for I fear I might spoil something, so I would just recommend watching it to understand what I'm trying to say... ^^'
★★★½ review by David Gifford on Letterboxd
A really good movie with one of the best endings I have seen in a long time. This movie originally would seem to be one thing and turns out to be much different. The cast of characters are likeably ignorant at times, but have a certain charm to them. Caan is phenomenal in this role. This movie has a quick pace and a lot of intrigue about what is going on and where it will go. Thanks StEVIL for the gift.
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