Release date: 2016
There are indie films and then there are indie films. I find myself ploughing through quite a few films where the photography looks really rather amateurish and, you know what, that’s ok. I am on the lookout for the positive within a film. A sublime performance, perhaps, or a great piece of story-telling or an interesting use of lore/tropes.
However, it is nice to watch an indie film where, just in the establishing shots, one recognises skilled photography. Aaron’s Blood was one such film. As the shots that told us we were in small town USA came upon the screen I settled down to watch the film, hoping to find more positives in place.
|call from the school|
|James Martinez as Aaron|
|dealing with Justin|
|Trevor Stovall as Tate|
I really enjoyed this. It was a simple story but well-constructed with a nice viewpoint. There’s a tad of gore but really it is character driven. This one comes recommended, 7.5 out of 10.
The imdb page is here.