Monday, 6 August 2012

Dark Country (2009)

Thomas Jane once again proves just how underrated and overlooked he is because not only appears in front of the camera here, but he's also the driving force behind it.  This is an excellent low budget feature that shows that Jane has the potential to be a very good director and after watching this I pray he gets behind the camera, as well as in front of it again in future.  Dark Country is a nightmarish, beautifully shot and visually stunning film noir in the vein of The Twilight Zone and David Lynch.  It stars Tomas Jane as Dick and Lauren German as Gina, who are newlyweds on their way from Vegas travelling across the desert highway who are forced to deal with a body.  As the journey progresses twists and turns are aplenty, the mind is well and truly fucked with and it's all done with style.  I've read many views comparing this to David Lynch's Lost Highway and I can see why, but this is a solid feature in its own right.  This is an impressive effort from Thomas Jane and deserves more attention.  It's a mind boggling honeymoon from Hell.

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