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Hate Thy Neighbor

Lakeview Terrace mines old-school thriller formula with mediocre results

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2008
to remind me, in retrospect, that we didn’t know how good we had it in the early 1990s. The Soviet Union and the Berlin Wall had crumbled, leaving post-Cold War America without a real international threat; terror ism was a vague concept involving bad things that happened somewhere else.   

HATE THY NEIGHBOR: FROM PAGE 79

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Eventually, however, even that degree of subtext begins to feel like too much for director Neil LaBute. Doing another piece of Hollywood “will direct for food” work, LaBute leaves behind all of the incendiary skill he brings to his own material.  

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