feature: Buried (2010)

No Comment

Buried Poster Ryan Reynolds Saul BassBuried opens officially in Ireland this Friday (1st Oct) and I absolutely urge you to go and see it.

I’ll write a full review during the week when more people have had a chance to see it; this is definitely one that you don’t really want to know about going it.

All you really need to know is that it’s basically a high concept film. I don’t mean that in a disparaging way but I don’t really know another way to put it… it’s called Buried and it’s about a guy who’s buried in a box. Ok, it’s about Ryan Reynolds buried in a box but honestly please don’t let that put you off… the guy can act I tell ya. He can certainly act in a box anyway… Aside from that, some folks are calling it a horror… personally I don’t about that. I suppose it is in a way but not in any traditional sense, or rather, sense that I would call traditional … In any case it doesn’t really need to modifier, it’s a straight up thriller imo.

Oh and I guess I could tell you a couple of technical things, it was shot in 17 days and edited in 5 weeks, it’s mostly shot with the light sources that were in the box, and there were seven different boxes. Actually I do want to make special mention of the lighting, massive kudos to Reynolds and Eduard Grau the cinematographer. Grau was also cinematographer on A Single Man, a beautiful film and one of my faves that I saw this year.

There, that wasn’t telling you too much I think…

I do want to give a little warning though… it’s tough going and to be honest, I didn’t love the first 5 mins or so, so you’d want to be in the mood to immerse yourself in the concept. Obviously I believe that the films draws you into it but, of course, it’ll help if you’re not in the mood for say, a comedy…

Let me know if you do see, critics have generally been very kind to it but I’m very keen to know what the average person thinks of it.

No Comments

Leave your comment


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Back to Top