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Hold the Dark | Jeremy Saulnier

October 23, 2018
Hold the Dark

Silence can be used as an effective tool in any film; it helps set the tone of a scene, builds tension, and can truly convey the intensity of a moment in a way that’s equally as effective as, say, violence. Both silence and violence can also be used as a crutch, of course — a gratuitous way to raise the stakes of a situation. But in Hold the Dark, director Jeremy Saulnier wields these tools with the efficacy of a well-trained soldier, waiting patiently with his weapon for the opportune moment…

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