Richard Gabai, the director of the film at hand, IN/SIGHT, is a cousin of my longtime companion, and I have known the movie-maker, though at quite a distance, for some years. I have also seen a few of his earlier films, none of which I was much taken with, though I could see where they fit into the family-film-fodder category by supplying necessary TV-level entertainment to the masses. (God, that sounds elitist! Well, so be it.) Mr. Gabai, has worked in the industry as an actor (The Wasp Woman [remake], After Midnight, Final Voyage), as a writer and director, and as a producer and executive producer (he helped bring about this year's excellent and woefully underseen Beautiful Boy).
Virgin High) to family adventure (2009's 3-D Call of the Wild), and as he has worked, he appears to have been learning on-the-job. The IMDB ratings for his films have slowly climbed, from very low scores for his early work to noticeably higher for his more recent movies. Now, with his new film, he's turned his attention to providing something a little different in the para-psychology/thriller genre. In/Sight, from a screenplay by Aaron Ginzberg and Wade McIntyre, seems to me Gabai's best work as a director, and (with the exception of the exceptional Beautiful Boy), the best film he's been involved with in his career so far.
Natalie Zea (above), appearing to be accidentally electro-shocked into the mind/spirit of her patient, a young woman (Angeline-Rose Troy, below) who's just been brutally and bloodily assaulted.
Sean Patrick Flanery, below, right).
Thomas Ian Nichols, above, left) to a creepy neighbor (Christopher Lloyd, below)...