Red Lights


(out of 5)

Psychics, mediums and telekinetics abound everywhere, and is determined to take them all down. She is excellent as a forthright and skeptical researcher who travels the world with her assistant (), debunking the pseudoscience that seems to draw people in so easily in such great numbers. When a world-famous magic man () announces that he is coming out of retirement for a huge tour, Murphy feels that they should go after him, but Weaver declines: De Niro is wealthy and powerful and his refusal to be revealed could be dangerous for them. Murphy insists, however, and the consequences are dire. co-stars as a student who is looking to get into the same line of work in a captivating and highly enjoyable thriller whose characters make it leap off the screen. It’s wonderful to see the subject matter being treated like the hokum that it is (Weaver carefully explaining the tricks involved in fooling people’s perceptions are the film’s best scenes), even if it does take a turn towards silliness in its conclusion:  movies, to be fair, are by their very nature a tonic against skepticism, and are always devoted to making hopeless believers of us all.  The film is, at least, emotionally satisfying, plus features terrific performances and some wonderful cinematography.

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Spain/USA, 2012

Directed by

Screenplay by Rodrigo Cortes

Cinematography by  

Produced by Rodrigo Cortes,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by 

Film Editing by Rodrigo Cortes

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