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Film Review - The Keeping Room

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The soullessness of war is examined in “The Keeping Room,” a Civil War-set thriller that’s gorgeously photographed, sturdily acted, and fiercely concentrated, but lacks any substantial chills. Scripted by Julia Hart and directed by Daniel Barber (“Harry Brown”), “The Keeping Room” is aimed at viewers in a meditative mood, taking in the pitiless extremes of human behavior during an era of remorseless violence. It’s out to shock, but the feature is missing raw nerve appeal, often caught up in ponderous monologuing as a way to beef up sparse plotting, though when push comes to shove, Barber knows how to properly manipulate with this askew take on a home invasion nail-biter. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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