French director Olivier Assayas, usually more disposed to lyrically ambiguous meditations like The Clouds of Sils Maria and Personal Shopper, lets it all hang out in this movie mind game embracing high tech conspiracies and torture porn. Connie Nielsen, Chloë Sevigny and the always game Gina Gershon star as duplicitous jet-setters in a paranoid world of internet intrigue. Sonic Youth’s disquieting soundtrack seals the deal.
About Allan Arkush
A record collector and film buff from his early days, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Allan’s day job is directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, The Client List and Crossing Jordan. He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting and many other tv series as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He wishes that someone would release his 1997 Showtime movie Elvis Meets Nixon on DVD.