Having now sampled a dozen or so On-Demand films from IFC's Festival Direct, In-Theater and Midnight Movies categories, I've finally seen one that I can recommend without a single reservation: HUSH, written and directed by actor-turned-writer-and-now-director Mark Tonderai -- who, with this first film, manages to do just about everything right.
Hush is a chase thriller that begins on one of those boring British motorways, in a car in which a young couple argues. You may be be put briefly in mind of the recent Claude Lelouch Roman de Gare, but no -- this movie is something else. Shortly after it begins, the male of the duo -- he's driving -- suddenly sees something in the back of a truck directly ahead of him. The movie takes off from there, dishing up a parade of shock, suspense and surprise until its speedy 90 minutes are beautifully played out.
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