The Last Video Store (2023)21K
The Last Video Store (2023). The Last Video Store: Directed by Brian Vining. With Emily Rowbottom, Phillip Avalon, Lainey Baldwin, Robert Reitano. After a beach-side video rental store is robbed, the owner installs security cameras store wide. Unbeknownst to the staff, the owner uses the cameras to capture an emerging love story unfold between two of his young employees. The young girl's ex-boyfriend who has a dark past, returns to the scene to make trouble for them.
“The story wastes no time getting interesting, as the plot is set in motion in the very first scene, and every single scene after that drives it forward. The characters are very likable, and the villain maintains a constant threatening presence even when not in the scene.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eToward the end it struck me how much I liked the main characters and wanted them to succeed, and it culminated in the most emotionally engaging ending Iu0026#39;ve ever seen in an indie film.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe film often uses CCTV footage monitoring the store as a lens for us to see the love story unfolding, from the perspective of another character, which I really enjoyed.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe editing, cinematography, and performances of the cast are all great, and it was always funny seeing a new fictional movie DVD case on the shelves in the background.”