Chain Screen 2 articles

Chain

2004

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  • The fictional reveries seem intended to anchor, understand, expand, and comment on that reality, which they do with varying degrees of success. As the film focuses on familiar, everyday details in the malls, it achieves a certain monumentality by making those details terrifying, forcing us to feel we're in free fall, annihilating our sense of where we are.

  • Occasionally oversimplifying (especially with the Japanese woman’s character) and inadvertently sentimental (the lack of narrative evolution is overcompensated by voice-over exposition and comments), it always contains enough tension in the contrast between its protagonists.