But I don’t know if I’ve enjoyed, and thought about, a movie this year as much as I have A Quiet Place, out on DVD and Blu-Ray as of Tuesday.
Director John Krasinski’s haunting thriller is a great piece of popcorn cinema—tense and terrifying and flat-out fun. It’s beautifully crafted, too, so much so that it holds a 95% freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
But it’s also a film about family and, I think, faith, with hints and echoes of Christianity sowed in the whole in a (fittingly) muted but unmistakable way.
And it begins with movie’s most notable element: Its silence.