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24 Exposures (2013)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 24 January 2014 (USA)
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In this sexy thriller a photographer who specializes in erotic photo shoots is suspected of murder when one of his models is found dead. Starring the creators of 'You're Next.'

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Joe Swanberg

Writer:

Joe Swanberg

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Wingard ... Billy / photographer
Simon Barrett ... Michael Bamfeaux / police detective (as Simon Barret)
Caroline White Caroline White ... Alex / Billy's girlfriend
Sophia Takal ... Callie
Helen Rogers ... Rebecca
Caitlin Stainken Caitlin Stainken ... Amy
Mike Brune Mike Brune ... Greg
Lydia Hyslop Lydia Hyslop ... Photo Model (as Lydia Hylslop)
Hannah Fierman ... Shannon
Adam Fristoe ... H Thompson / Officer
Ashlee Heath ... Rachel Bamfeaux
Rosemary Plain Rosemary Plain ... Model in River
Lance Kilby Lance Kilby ... Photo Subject Creeper
Mark Podojil Mark Podojil ... Detective (as Mark Podijil)
Matthew Stanton Matthew Stanton ... Detective (as Matt Stanton)
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Billy, a fetish photographer who specializes in staged depictions of dead women, becomes involved in a murder mystery when one of his models turns up dead for real. Michael, a depressed police detective, investigates the crime and probes him as to why he chooses to involve himself in the world of exploitation and fetish. He can not explain why he does what he does, except that he accepts that he is attracted to certain ideas and women. As the two men become friendlier, Michael becomes more involved in his photo shoots. When Alex, Billy's girlfriend, is attacked by a jealous model with whom Billy and Alex had a threesome, Michael shoots and kills Alex's attacker. Michael later attempts to sell his memoirs, but a literary agent suggests that the story's loose ends and weak protagonist are not a good sell.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Unrated

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Although playing an investigator, Simon Barrett is a licensed private investigator in real life. See more »

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References Silk Stalkings (1991) See more »

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Been Fooled
Written and Performed by James Francis Swanberg
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Actually Sort Of Liked It
31 October 2014 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

In this sexy thriller a photographer (Adam Wingard) who specializes in erotic photo shoots is suspected of murder when one of his models is found dead.

When starring Adam Wingard and written-directed by Joe Swanberg, you expect AJ Bowen or Ti West to show up somewhere, but not this time. Wingard's directing has been hit and miss, so it was nice to see Swanberg at the helm this time. He knows how to make a simple picture look good. Audiences might get drawn in immediately from the really sweet opening credits sequence, sort of going for a neo-noir look.

Some critics have called this a "soft-core porn", and one threesome scene does come across as quite gratuitous, not to mention the countless other times nudity comes into play. Was this necessary? Probably not. But it does effectively drive home the theme of jealousy, as it puts us right in the middle of the emotion: a photographer, even if completely innocent, runs the risk of making his significant other jealous. And this goes well beyond photography.

Most reviewers were mixed to negative. One exception was Evan Dickson of Bloody Disgusting, who rated the movie 3.5/5 stars and wrote, "As a rule, if you hate what most people consider to be mumblecore, this isn't the movie for you. But if you're open to this somewhat shambolic riff on noir, you might find yourself pleasantly surprised." Regardless of what is "mumblecore" or not, this film stands on its own merits. Maybe the merits are not that strong and that makes it hard for the film to stand, but different viewers may take away different things from it. While clearly not the best in independent horror-thrillers being made today, it is far from the worst.


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