Movie Reviews

1BR – Movie Review

Sarah (Played by Nicole Brydon Bloom in a great performance) moves to Los Angeles and gets a good deal on a 1 bedroom apartment. The description of this movie on Shudder is pretty vague so from hereon out there may be some spoilers.

Sarah is an aspiring designer who moved to Los Angeles with hopes of starting in a design program. She takes an office job in the interim until she can begin. She’s a fascinating and relatable character, she’s shy and avoids confrontation by not standing up for herself. Soon, she becomes entangled with “The Community”, a cult that thrives on people finding their true purpose.

Sarah is held in a room and forced to perform tasks designed to break down her will and her resistance before being given more responsibility within the community. The scenes of her torture aren’t overly graphic but they are creative.

Taylor Nichols gives a great performance as Jerry, the charismatic leader of The Community. He is both menacing and welcoming in equal measure.

The movie is paced really well and never feels like it’s dragging in any places. Ronen Landa provides an excellent score that does a great job adding to the atmosphere in the movie.

Overally, I highly recommend this movie. It’s available on Shudder (here in Canada) and Amazon Prime in the USA.