Thursday, 23 September 2010
So when Spanish director Rodrigo Cortés repeatedly pushed the Hitchiness of his high-concept Claustrocore thriller Buried, I started sharpening the knives and fetching lengths of rope out of the garage. Then came the first poster and trailer, which were intriguing, then another poster and trailer, both inspired by Hitchcock collaborator Saul Bass, which were ace, and before I knew it I wanted to see Buried ASAFP. So I did.
Let's be clear about something: this film is 95 minutes of Ryan Rodney Reynolds in a box. That's it. Let's be clear about something else: this is the best film I've seen this year. From its amazing opening titles to its final shot, Buried is an astounding technical accomplishment and a terrific work of suspense cinema. So while Ryan is squirming in his grave, Alfred can officially stop turning in his.