Larry Fessenden Kills It

This is where Brooklyn 45 makes one of its boldest choices, and completely nails it with an extended monologue from Clive about his wife’s death and his search for meaning, from religion to metaphysics and beyond. Fessenden is incredible here, the camera enamored with him as he threatens to veer off the path of sanity before swerving back into something more human.

Fessenden is known as a cult director who created some of the best indie horror films of the past few decades thanks to films like Habit, Wendigo, and The Last Winter, but he’s actually a very underrated actor, beyond the performances in his own films. He has a kind of beat-up Jack Nicholson disposition, but with an aloof Gen X hipness, even at 60. He plays a very different type of character in Brooklyn 45, a tight-ass military man, but there’s something similarly unique about the character that makes him almost automatically more interesting than anyone in the room. It’s a truly brilliant performance.

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The Supernatural Horrors Are Just the Beginning of ‘Brooklyn 45’

This film is the horror equivalent of His Girl Friday, the characters bouncing back and forth constantly from monologue to monologue — including a spectacular piece from star Larry Fessenden, whose grief-laden Lieutenant Colonel Hockstatter is the centerpiece of the action. But make no mistake, the rest of the cast flourishes as well. Each are given moments to shine when reflecting on the horrors of war, whether it’s Anne Ramsey’s Marla reliving her days as a military interrogator or Jeremy Holm’s scene-stealing Archibald Stanton as secrets are uncovered about what he did in the name of patriotism.

Read full review byMaggie Boccella at Collider