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Directed by Ryan Gregory Phillips
United States, 2016
Sci-Fi, Thriller


A modern and unrelentingly tense psychological thriller based on a theory of the origins of shortwave radio frequencies, Shortwave is an unnerving reminder that some stones are best left unturned.

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Shortwave Directed by Ryan Gregory Phillips

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  • Nick Schwab's rating of the film Shortwave

    Like the modern masterpiece, The Invitation, that it shares in producers, Shortwave is a chamber-drama merged with psychological horror. Yet, despite chic visuals and an emphasis on character, like A24's iffier output, it isn't always strong in emotional pathos due to a lack of dramatic urgency. When the more thrilling parts of the plot arise, it becomes confused, ultimately feeling uneven in emotions and meaning.