The 15 Must-See Movies at the 2012 New York Film Festival

Sep 27, 2012 Comments
The Bay (dir. Barry Levinson)

A found-footage horror movie about a Maryland harbor town invaded by a swarm of isopods is definitely a change of pace for Rain Man director Barry Levinson, but the digital revolution has prompted a growing number of formidable filmmakers to reengage with the creative spirit that inspired them to become storytellers in the first place.

The Bay doesn’t set the difficulty bar all that high (Want a challenge? Try making a film about isopods that isn’t pure nightmare fuel), but Levinson has reportedly delivered a righteously pissed slice of eco-horror, using B-movie trappings and gnarly effects to convey a vital message about corporation pollution of all kinds.

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