Film

Unsane

OUT MARCH 29!

Seemingly determined to solidify his reputation as Hollywood’s preeminent disruptor, Steven Soderbergh’s latest venture sees the veteran director wage war on the bloated studio system in headline-grabbing fashion. Shot entirely on iPhones in under two weeks, Unsane is a slick, multiplex-friendly thriller delivered on a shoestring budget, which should serve as an inspiration to budding genre filmmakers all over the planet. But any fears that Soderbergh might be in danger of turning into a tedious Apple evangelist are swiftly allayed, with the film offering a playfully nightmarish riff on the dangers of modern technology. Claire Foy stars as a young woman who clearly conducts much of her life online, whose life becomes an outlandish nightmare when she’s committed against her will to a sinister psychiatric facility. It’s rough around the edges and wildly implausible, but Soderbergh’s prankish, pioneering spirit ensures a wild ride.

Unsane | Directed by Steven Soderbergh (US 2018) with Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard. Starts Mar 29

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