[Carpenter] plays impressionistic games with the footage, drifting through multiple timelines the way he likes to glide through interiors. He had been away from feature filmmaking for a long time, but hadn’t lost any of his fascination with how movies are constructed. His elation at once more sitting behind the director’s chair is palpable. Times had changed since Carpenter’s heyday, but his ability to sculpt something unforgettable from just a few actors and a single set hadn’t aged a day.
April 06, 2015