When someone hits absolute rockbottom, it can be a truly unfortunate and heartbreaking thing to watch. The rise and fall from grace can happen to anyone and when the fall eventually comes, be prepared to get a little emotional. The new independent drama The Aftermath is a fine example of showcasing the low points and troubling times of an individual and his desperate attempts to fix his own life. It is film that, while bleak in many parts, is a delightfully gritty tale with some powerful performances, most notably from the film’s star Sam Trammell (True Blood, The Fault in Our Stars).
For some reason, many psychological thrillers are set in the South or in parts of America that are rural, trailer park-littered or downright white trashy. It’s the go-to location for films that dig deep into the human mind and expose darkness, grit and in some cases, psychosis. White Rabbit is one such film and while it has a lot of the conventional thriller movie tropes, it does offer some fresh faces in the cast and some rather inventive filmmaking techniques. Not all audiences will find this picture appealing. In fact, it’s almost guaranteed that it will repel some and be considered in many instances, quite offensive. The psychological aspect can be a bit of a tough pill to swallow and the tension between the characters is palpable. Basically, it’s a dark film with a lot going for it.