Unthinkable is a low-budget Indie thriller that showcases first-time directors George Loomis and Elias Talbot's creative craft.
Though I could not experience Loomis and Talbot's film on a big screen or at a film festival this year, it was still a privilege to watch Unthinkable on a small screen. Unthinkable is wonderfully crafted by first-time directors Loomis and Talbot — while the film is also meticulously polished and cut throughout every scene. First pinned as Caretakers, Unthinkable follows the story of a young medical student (Loomis) who finds himself infringed in an international conspiracy after being sent to care for a hospitalized former U.S. Ambassador to Syria (Christopher Cousins). Unthinkable's scenes are crisp and sharply cut by editors Andrew Kadikian and Mike Lowther — making for a suspenseful treat. Actor Vivica A. Fox plays Dr. Sherry Cooper, and actor Angell Conwell plays Dr. Leigh Waters, who both give off some questionable vibes about the hospital's motives. Leading one to ask who should really be trusted? Unthinkable builds tension throughout each scene and then pivots to an unannounced twist at the end. One critique I would have about Loomis and Talbot's film was, at times, the dialogue came off a bit stiff and or wooden, making some of the scenes not feel as believable.
Nevertheless, Loomis and Talbot's creative vision in this low-budget Indie thriller shines a bright spotlight on both of their talents as directors. I am looking forward to seeing more of their work in the near future. Unthinkable was also awarded Best Film at the 2019 Santa Fe Film Festival. If Loomis and Talbot were able to direct a film this gripping, imagine what they could make on a full-scale budget. I will continue to say this, Independent films are vital to the natures of cinema and need our help and support on getting them out to the masses. Another aspect of Unthinkable was its impressive opening title sequence and its wonderfully dramatic score. The score was by composer Bobby Villarreal, who did a remarkable job at creating drama and tension scene after scene. Unthinkable is a promising first feature for Loomis and Talbot, who have produced a rousing film that leaves you wanting to know what will happen next — leading our main character (Loomis) down a rabbit hole. Unthinkable will be available worldwide on 10/9/20. You can rent Unthinkable through Video On Demand on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, FandagoNow, Redbox TVOD, Movie Spree, and it's also accessible via Comcast and Charter cable companies.
Unthinkable is rated not rated NR.
Directed by George Loomis and Elias Talbot
Starring George Loomis, Christopher Cousins, Vivica A. Fox, Angell Conwell, Natalija Nogulich, Nick Airus, Katalina Viteri, and Missi Pyle.
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