When it comes to good evaluation, I always ask for college homework help in a reliable service. Usually these are written services that are recommended by my friends or acquaintances. When it comes to journalism, it's better to trust professionals, what would your future column look like in the best way.

‘Compliance’, if you can handle it…

in Movies/Reviews by

Compliance (USA, 2012)

Directed by Craig Zobel

With Ann Dowd, Dreama Walker, Pat Healy, Bill Camp.

Playing Sept. 20, 7 p.m. at Empire Studio 12 – St. John’s

First, we need to disclose that this taut psychological thriller was based on a real series of events and, second, that it is sometimes really difficult to watch. It all depends on your capacity to watch people being utterly submissive—compliant—in the face of authority, no matter how randomly assigned or self-appointed that authority is. Low budget and shot with deliberate close-range, claustrophobic framing, COMPLIANCE puts ordinary people into extraordinary situations. The disturbing action happens in a Midwest fast-food restaurant, where a call from a disembodied authority making accusations leads to a young woman’s utter degradation. Yes, that sounds icky and it is, but consider the title of the film and step back to understand it as an experiment in human behavior. There is a Blair Witch Project feel to the escalating horror, but when you are reminded that these events actually happened—and continue to happen—you are likely to ask some larger questions about sex, class, and power. Did we mention that COMPLIANCE is really hard to watch (at times)? Just remember, IT’S ONLY A MOVIE! Not a feel-good one, at that.

Latest from Movies

Fishy business

Documentary seeks answers to dwindling salmon stocks

Bee-wildered

Honeybees are disappearing, bee colonies worldwide are collapsing, and there's very good

Status update

Canadian feature documentary 'Status Quo?' zeroes in on key feminist concerns such

On the ropes

A pair of films from Newfoundland producer Annette Clarke explore the challenges
Go to Top