Happy Tuesday everybody! I hope you survived the holiday weekend. This week’s pick is a personal favorite of mine, Searching.
After David Kim (John Cho)’s 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter’s laptop. In a hyper-modern thriller told via the technology devices we use every day to communicate, David must trace his daughter’s digital footprints before she disappears forever. – Sony Pictures Releasing
Searching seems like a gimmick, a movie shown entirely through computer screens but it’s not. This a damn good mystery, computer screens or no computer screens. The style of the film does enhance the movie and make it more visually interesting but it’s not needed at all. John Cho is a serious actor, forget about White Castle. He is our focus for the entire movie. He perfectly captures the essence of a distraught dad doing everything to find his daughter. We see a lot of him, his body language and facial expressions show so much emotion. This is a well put together film with a tight script that has come at such a appropriate time with internet culture.
Included with the Blu-ray:
- Blu-ray Disc
- Digital HD
- Special Features
- Director’s commentary
- Three behind the scenes featurettes
You can buy Searching here.
Other titles out this week:
- Sharp Objects
- At First Light
- The Killing of Sister George
- The Little Stranger
- Jack Irish
- King’s Game COMPLETE SERIES
- Picnic at Hanging Rock MINISERIES
- Tales of the Abyss COMPLETE SERIES
Next week we deal with the fallout of all our good intentions.