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5 Ratings


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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  • Nicholas Gregory's rating of the film Shortwave

    Shortwave properly navigates its story VIA instinctual understanding of emotions, rather than traditional telling. Its clashed tones are visually lush, with cinematography that's ravishing beyond words, yet the initially obscured narrative is akin to the enigmatic work of Lovecraft, making the balance of light/dark emotions a tug-o-war. Also, the climatic horror isn't as strong as the first two-act drama/sci-fi.

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