|In Their Skin (2012)|
|Director:||Jeremy Power Regimbal|
|Starring:||Selma Blair, Joshua Close and James D’Arcy|
Selma Blair has been a favorite of mine since Cruel Intentions, but after that movie what heterosexual teenage boy wouldn’t say the very same thing? The young actress has had back and forth bouts of popularity, but she had at least one sizable franchise in the form of Hellboy. So, I have enjoyed watching her career from a distance, but I have always hoped to see her become a huge star in the world of film. While In Their Skin is far from being the big breakout role that will do this for the actress, it shows a side of her abilities that I had never seen before. At the same time, the movie is filled with some very strong performers that I had no familiarity with before this movie. Joshua Close, James D’Arcy, Rachel Miner, and the young actors Quinn Lord and Alex Farris, all are fantastic in their individual roles. D’Arcy who plays the awkward lunatic Bobby is suitably monstrous within his role. In the introduction, his character is at first merely socially awkward, but as the movie progresses, he finally showcases a grim violence that will put all of the other characters in this story under a tremendous amount of pressure. This well put-together cast may be the most integral part of the success of In Their Skin. Although it may not be a perfect movie, it is certainly perfectly played.