A 666-Character Review of ‘The Road Movie’
The Road Movie, directed by Dmitrii Kalashnikov, pushes the limits of what is considered horror with its voyeuristic documentary approach to destruction. Parts snuff film (which I did NOT enjoy) and comedy (like, say, driving your tank through a car wash) are intertwined to show the variety of footage captured by dash cams in Russia. Shockingly fascinating (except for the almost certain deaths from the car accidents, which read as exploitative), Kalashnikov also challenges how we view the role of “director.” Stringing together what are essentially YouTube videos requires no talent, but he manages to tell something of a story without over-dubbing commentary.
The Road Movie will be available January 19th, 2018.
Check out the trailer.