Currently available On Demand is the engrossing indie thriller, Faults, starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and directed by her husband, Riley Stearns. I had the distinct pleasure of catching this 90-minute gem at last year's Philadelphia Film Festival and I've been clamoring for friends and readers to see it ever since.
Winstead stars as Claire, a member of a cult called Faults whose concerned parents seek out the assistance of a so-called mind control expert named Ansel (Played by Leland Orser). Together Ansel and Claire's parents kidnap her and lock her in a hotel room in order to deprogram the brainwashed young woman. However, as their relationship begins to develop Ansel becomes consumed by Claire's enchanting aura.
Faults succeeds wonderfully on the shoulders of excellent performances from Winstead and her counterpart, Leland Orser. As a huge fan of Winstead, this role delivers some of the most exceptional work of her career. And along with a commendably clever script, Faults takes the audience for a thrilling ride all the way to its explosive finale. It was quite an impressive debut feature for Stearns and I'm eager to see what the budding filmmaker has in store for the future.