After seeing a movie like The Disappearance of Alice Creed, you’d expect the writer-director to be a bit on the peculiar side. That couldn’t be farther from the truth when it comes to J Blakeson. In fact, Blakeson was even able to rationalize the existence of a degree of intimacy in kidnapping.

In the movie, Gemma Arterton is poor Alice Creed, the young lady Vic and Danny (Eddie Marsan and Martin Compston) target in their kidnapping scheme. After they’ve got their victim secured in a supposedly error-proof location, Vic and Danny’s original plan begins to crumble courtesy of a handful of striking revelations.

The film is oozing with suspense and tension from beginning to end. Just when you think you know what’s coming next, Blakeson throws in a curveball forcing the viewer to stay on his or her toes. You’d think a twist-ridden film would grow tiresome or disorderly, but Blakeson demonstrates a masterful level of control and shows off his keen eye behind the lens. I strongly advise you to check out this video interview, not because I enjoy seeing my work attract traffic, but because you should get to know J Blakeson; he’s here to stay.

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