June 5, 2021 4:06 PM - Subscribe
Isaac, recovering from amnesia, takes a job from his friend Moe Barret, whose troubled niece Olga needs looking after for a few days out in the family's isolated, abandoned house. Just a simple, straightforward job.
Mc Carthy shot "Caveat" on the proverbial shoestring, and this is in the film's favor. The darkness and long stretches of stillness create a palpable spookiness, a prolonged state of anxiety, without relying on any special effects, or quick-cut fancy camera moves. The film is nerve-racking, and a reminder of how much can be done on a low budget if one is inventive enough, certain enough in the story one wants to tell.Currently streaming on AMC+/Shudder
-- Sheila O'Malley, rogerebert.com