3 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 11 minutes
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Dominic Traverzo’s “Four” is an 11-minute film about a quartet of seemingly unrelated people (a middle aged woman, a young professional, and a man and woman who seem to be in their late teens) who are brought together in a somewhat undefined union. They meet at a rooftop parking lot, share time at a beach, take a photograph together, and then head to a storage unit where the purpose of their gathering is revealed.

With its creepy black-and-white cinematography and a vaguely menacing New Age-style score humming lightly across the soundtrack, it is obvious there is going to be some sort of a twist ending. There is no excessive explanation on what is happening and why events turned out the way they did, and in a way this lack of background dilutes the ultimate effectiveness of the work.

However, the film is uncommonly well-produced (kudos to Dean Roman’s excellent camerawork), and Traverzo is clearly a highly gifted film talent. Hopefully, there will be more films to come from him.

Posted on December 28, 2004 in Reviews by

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