DVD Separation

DVD Separation
DVD Separation

Rating: 5.0
Genres: Thriller
Director: Greg White
Writers: Greg White
Stars: Sarah Manninen, Peter Stebbings, Dmitry Chepovetsky
Storyline
A young couple moves their struggling family to a small town, where a mysterious neighbor becomes a threat to their very existence.
Details:
Country: Canada
Release Date: 1 May 2014 (Netherlands)
Box Office
Budget: CAD 100,000 (estimated)

4 Comments

  1. I watched this on the recommendation of a friend, who saw it promoted on Facebook. It's so painfully bad, I feel my friend owes me two hours of life. The writing lacks authenticity, the characters are superficial and the direction totally sucks. Each shot is so damn obvious, I feel like director Greg White should have subtitled it with 'feel shocked now', 'feel sympathy now'. The brooding male lead has some good moments, but frankly, the script is so weak he never stops being two-dimensional.

    Cheap camera work.. how many significant close-ups on inanimate objects can one person tolerate? Skip it and rent 'Basic Instinct' or 'Seven'. These films have a similar tension, but they are done with far more imagination, better camera work and more believable characters.

  2. I watched this film with my wife and wasn't sure what to expect, but as everything else in life, you can't judge something on the first few minutes. The director Greg White builds your trust and confidence with the main characters and you connect with their pain and grief. Peter Stebbings and Sarah Manninen are absolutely fantastic in their roles as Jack and Liz. The film is shot beautifully, giving you a feeling of serenity and peace because of the surroundings, but it's none stop suspense, keeping you on the edge of your seat. You're not sure which characters to trust I didn't see the final twist coming at all. It reminds me of a classic Alfred Hitchcock plot. Awesome small independent film.

  3. Making an indie feature length film is extraordinarily difficult, and this is very good film and much better than its 5/10 IMDb rating would suggest.

    Albeit low budget, and with with some art direction and cinematic choices that reflect that. Nonetheless, it is a surprisingly strong script, with some excellent lead performances, and a nuanced direction.

    It starts a little slow, but finishes very well, and its well worth taking the time to watch. I challenge anyone to watch the entire film, and say it does not deserve to rate higher than 5.0, or that watching it was not time well spent.

  4. I'm a lover of Indie films and a follower of Dread Central. So when I read Scott Hallem's review I had to watch this film. I couldn't agree more with how he felt about this film. Separation was such an unexpected surprise I actually watched it again to see what I may have missed the first time around. Greg White tells a story with this film and true to the world of independent film makers made me continue to want to watch. The actors all have great credits to their names, just check them out on their IMDb pages to see for yourselves. I look forward to seeing more films from Birchmount Entertainment. If your a fan of true Indie flicks take a look at this film.

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