Hits upon familiar themes and dresses them up in splashy visuals for an ambitious but ordinary adventure.
CAST: Olivia Cooke
Dialogue and immersive visuals deserve our attention despite monotone elements.
Olivia Cooke is a fine young actress. I like her. I really do, especially in Bates Motel. Unfortunately, she doesn’t seem to pick the right movies. In the last year, she appeared in The Signal, The Quiet Ones and Ouija. I didn’t like any of those films. Her acting wasn’t the cause of the problems. […]
When did horror films become so formulaic and boring? That’s the question that I asked myself — not using a spirit board with a planchette — again and again after seeing Ouija. In particular, I’m sick of the screeching ghosts that serve no purpose other than to make an audience jump. I’m sure that there are examples […]
Three college friends head off to catch a computer hacker and find themselves forever changed by their incomprehensible fate in The Signal. Nic Eastman (Brenton Thwaites) and Jonah Breck (Beau Knapp) are freshmen computer geeks from MIT. They’ve recently been captivated by the exploits of a new, renowned hacker who broke into MIT’s network. When the hacker, […]