David Siegel

Scott McGehee & David Siegel – Suture (1993)

Synopsis:
Brothers Vincent (rich) and Clay (poor) meet up for the first time after their father’s funeral and remark on how similar they look. But unknown to Clay, who thinks his life is taking a turn for the better, Vince is actually plotting to kill him with a car bomb and pass the corpse off as his own, planning to start a new life elsewhere with his father’s inheritance. But Clay survives the blast and has his face, memory and identity restored in hospital… but are they the right ones? Read More »

Scott McGehee & David Siegel – The Deep End (2001)

Quote:
Vintage film noir gets a confidently stylish upgrade in this subtle domestic thriller, intensified by Tilda Swinton’s acclaimed performance as a mother who risks everything to protect her family. Adapted from Elisabeth Sanxay Holding’s story The Blank Wall (previously filmed as 1949’s The Reckless Moment), the film’s gripping plot commences with Margaret (Swinton), a naval officer’s wife and mother of three, disposing of the body of a sleazy club owner, who died in an accident after a confrontation with Margaret’s closeted gay son. Maternal instinct shifts into high gear when a blackmailer (Goran Visnjic) demands $50,000 to withhold incriminating evidence, and his unspoken feelings provoke an unexpectedly compassionate alliance. Compelling plot twists aside, The Deep End gains much of its impact from the quiet desperation of a family defined by its secrets and rescued by the mysterious motivations of the human heart. Read More »