Here's a great new trailer for the upcoming supernatural thriller Red Lights, from Buried director Rodrigo Cortes. This was one of the best films I saw at the Sundance Film Festival. It got mixed reviews, but I loved it. It was wonderfully creepy and mysterious, reminding me of classic films directed by Alfred Hitchock and Roman Polanski. Read our review for the film here, or watch Ben and I talk about the film in our video review here.
The movie has a fantastic cast of actors that includes Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro, Elizabeth Olsen, Toby Jones, and Leonardo Sbaraglia. All of them gave incredible performances. It's the best role I've seen De Niro do in years.
Here's the Synopsis:
Two investigators of paranormal hoaxes, the veteran Dr. Margaret Matheson and her young assistant, Tom Buckley, study the most varied metaphysical phenomena with the aim of proving their fraudulent origins. Simon Silver, a legendary blind psychic, reappears after an enigmatic absence of 30 years to become the greatest international challenge to both orthodox science and professional sceptics. Tom starts to develop an intense obsession with Silver, whose magnetism becomes stronger with each new manifestation of inexplicable events. As Tom gets closer to Silver, tension mounts, and his worldview is threatened to its core.
Red Lights is movie magic at its very best. Classically conceived and executed, it is an example of pure cinema, constructed by combining thrillingly meticulous filmmaking with extraordinary performances. Rodrigo Cortés (Buried screened at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival) shrewdly straddles both sides of the paranormal argument, creating an analytical conundrum with passion in its story line. In doing so, he fashions an exhilarating cinematic experience where illusion confronts science, and the truth lies hidden deeply within.
Check out the new trailer below, and tell us what you think! Thanks to STYD for the trailer!