Andrew Brotzman – Nor’easter (2012)


Andrew Brotzmans Maine-set drama Nor’easter is perhaps too glacial for its own good, with the pleasingly wintry photography matching the deliberate pacing. It has secrets buried under its icy surface ? much like Liam Aiken?s young teen Josh, who rocks up at home after running away five years previous ? but I won?t reveal them here. For uncovering the mystery of Josh?s whereabouts in the interim is Nor’easters key pleasure. With largely colourless performances and safe direction, it?s one of the few things to keep Nor’easter from being anything other than middle-of-the-road. Continue reading