Excerpt: Stephen Dorff ( Immortals ) stars as a man named Jeremy, who wakes up in a glass box. He doesn't know why or how he got there. He shares a CB radio with a man in a similar position on the other end. Jeremy eventually realizes the nature of his predicament and what his captors want of him—and there is no way he going to give them what they want. I'm going to tell you right now: this review is going to be brief.
Summary: Between Buried , Frozen , and ATM , the single-location-meets-one-word-title thriller most definitely seems to be an indie film thing at the moment. The allure for filmmakers and financiers is obvious—cheaper productions, shorter shoots, and complete control of the set. This, however, comes with a few equally obvious caveats—the material needs to be gripping, the performances spot-on believable, and the plotting airtight.
Excerpt: Director Gabe Torres and screenwriter Timothy Mannion’s political thriller Brake stars Stephen Dorff as a Secret Service agent who wakes up in a Plexiglas case, inside the trunk of a moving vehicle. Inside his box Dorff has a CB radio, and a digital countdown clock that keeps ticking down to zero, at which point the clock resets and the vehicle either stops or resumes moving (depending on what it had been doing up to then).