Why You Should Watch "The Confined"
A cutie of a short.
The ideas behind Christopher Picone’s short film The Confined are as beautifully weird and they are vastly interesting. Spooky discoveries are all around, like when a projector appears, screening footage of a tortured character, as he struggles in pain, and in real time. It’s a haunting visual, even if rough around the edges.
The Confined is entirely rough around the edges which, while likely not intended as such, grants the film a quality and suggestiveness that belongs wholeheartedly to the passionate and imaginative filmmakers coming up in the world.
I’m reminded of David Lynch’s short Scissors, about an unseen group of friends in a movie theater. Creepy and crawly, and full of intrigue. Of course, that was made by a seasoned cinema veteran, but all the same, Lynch and Picone share that special knack for grasping at the fantastical and the ghastly.
Stars the award-winning Thomas J. O’Brien as Landry.