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Writer/director Alex McAulay goes small scale with “Don’t Tell a Soul,” which partially takes place in the woods, where a nervous teenager converses with a security guard he accidentally led into an open well during a foot pursuit. It’s a premise that’s built for low-budget filmmaking, giving the viewing experience over to heated exchanges and surging emotion due to dwindling energy. It’s a static feature, but it’s not sluggish, with the helmer working on ways to open up the psychological scope of the picture without spending precious cash on the production. “Don’t Tell a Soul” eventually gives in to the demands of thriller cinema, but for the first two acts, McAulay offers enough reasons to stick around, carefully developing his characters while adding necessary strangeness to the central survival plot. Read the rest at


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