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Cam Daniel Goldhaber | Review

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Published on Nov 18, 2018

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It is particularly happy in the idea, but a little less in the form Cam, the first collaboration between Netflix and the production company Blumhouse: written by Isa Mazzei and directed by Daniel Goldhaber this b-movie focuses on the world of cam-girl aspires to the atmosphere of thriller hitchcock on identity theft, mixing in surreal situations, and so typical of the cinema of David Lynch, or of the fiction of Lewis Carroll and feeding elements of the new trend of the screen-life movies (read: review of Searching of Aneesh Chaganty), but the compelling narrative is drawn starting easier and gradually through the course rather conventional, not helped by a director with little inventiveness that is not capable of supporting the ideas of the script.

Alice Ackerman (Madeline Brewer of The Handmaid's) is a cam-girl, whose job is to transmit live streaming, under the pseudonym “Lola”, shows the veiled pornographic (that should really be pornographic in everything and for everything, but the film does not push ever about this aspect masquerading as a can); during her performances an online audience of followers interacting with you, directing them what to do and pouring it on his account the figures proportionate to the command to be run. This work at night, and kept it a secret to his mother, gives to it a life fairly well-off, but the real goal of the Alice/Lola is to reach popularity peak in the site and unseat from the top of a certain cam girl, known as Baby.

But one day his account is locked: while trying to find out how and why it happened, you realize that a girl identical to her directly with his profile, performing in a new show that is always more powerful and provocative. At that point, Alice must figure out who has sabotaged his account, and prevent its replication in the mud for ever the reputation.

What is most apt, and the success of the film is definitely the description of the world that we want to tell, this undergrowth online users lurid, nickname slimy, and above all girls desirous of fame. There is a care in the search for insights and ideas, and situations that remind a bit of the franchise, John Wick, with its hotels for just assassins surcharge, codes of honour and secret words. We understand all of this context, how the job works, what might be the consequences, what you gain and at what price, everything is explained in a complex, detailed and interesting. The problem is that there is much more to this, and after I finished illustrating the world of Alice and the plot is triggered, that is, when the film should really start, it seems that the ideas end up suddenly ... which is a real shame, because the impeccable construction of the initial follow lots of things already seen.

In addition, the world of pornography online – should be furniture, disgraceful, perverse and exciting – it is almost always sweetened, with sex maniacs who pay for ... see the protagonist jumping around the room? Often one has the impression that you are due to reach a compromise, with a hard R-rated, maybe we would have been able to push much further in the graphic representation of sex, sleaze and violence. A beautiful quote at The Neon Demon, and some of the scenes not strong enough to make this movie the triumph that it could have been.

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