Set in L.A and oozing with the influence of pop culture, Under the Silver Lake follows a conspiracy from the perspective of Sam (Andrew Garfield), who is often punching above his weight. The dark trail that Sam begins to follow starts with the disappearance of his neighbour, leading Sam to become captivated by what could possibly have happened to her.
Trepidation is the biggest manifestation uncovered throughout the course of Under the Silver Lake. The film portrays what it can mean to follow something and what happens once you arrive at a destination that points you towards even further clues. These clues can either provide a conclusion that brings a piece of mind or no resolve at all.
“Under the Silver Lake is mapped out by subtle hints and clues, most of which act as red herrings.”
However, half the fun comes from working out which part of the clues and conspiracy are relevant and which are not. Nonetheless, Under the Silver Lake makes all that it depicts appear true through building a series of unbelievable connections in a vast open odyssey.
Under the Silver Lake screens until Thu 11 Apr.