USA | 78 MINUTES
ALONE WITH HER
In Eric Nicholas' flesh-crawling, creepy tale of a 21st-century peeping tom gone bad, Doug (Colin Hanks) uses readily available surveillance equipment to spy on Amy (Ana Claudia Talancon). We're taken along with him as he captures every moment of her daily life through cameras he has placed throughout her apartment, including two in the bathroom. The audience (and Doug) watch as Amy suffers through a breakup, watches movies, dips her toe into a new relationship, takes a shower, and wonders if Doug is her real knight in shining armor. They do seem to share the same taste in movies and bands, and he has an uncanny ability to show up at just the right moment. OK, so his palms are clammy and there's something slightly off about him, but nobody's perfect, especially in modern Los Angeles. The film, which was shot entirely through hidden cameras, manages to maintain a sense of objectivity, even as fear settles into the plot like the Southern California haze. Showing sure-handedness in this unconventional format, Nicholas exploits both our fears of being watched and our compulsion to watch. But when a new man appears on the scene Doug goes even further over the line. Amy is his reality show and he isn't about to change the channel.