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Successful architect Jonathan Rivers' peaceful existence is shattered by the unexplained disappearance and death of his wife, Anna. Jonathan is eventually contacted by a man, Raymond Price, who claims to be receiving messages from Anna through EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon), the process through which the dead communicate with the living through household recording devices. At first skeptical, Jonathan then becomes convinced of the messages' validity, and is soon obsessed with trying to contact her on his own. His further explorations into EVP and the accompanying supernatural messages unwittingly open a door to another world, allowing something uninvited into his life.



With the X-files having dominated the public imagination for the best part of a decade, the end of the series was bound to result in somewhat of a vacuum in many people's tv and movie viewing. As a result film makers are doing their utmost to cash in on this need, most recently with films such as The Forgotten and now White Noise. Making us once more question if there is more out there than we know and understand.

The film follows the story of Jonathan Price (Michael Keaton) as he tries to come to terms with the loss of his second wife and the possibility that she is trying to contact him from beyond the grave though Raymond Price (Ian McNeice). Price's motives are initally left as abiguus as possible even going to far as to have him absent during many key moments. This leaves the audience to wonder if they have been orcestrated by Price himself as some kind of confidence trick, preying on the recently berrived.

A well written film that leaves just enough questions unanswered so that it leaves you thinking well after you have left the cinema. And possibly the best film Keaton has done since Multiplicity.

Well worth seeing.


Review by Paul