Hotel Monterey

Hotel Monterey ★★★

I love it as much as the next guy when Chantal Brings The Rigor, but a silent hour of this is frankly tough going; not sure I needed to look at a closed elevator door for 10 minutes or whatever. The subjective effect is something like being trapped in the Overlook Hotel on a particularly grim day, occasionally peering out to glimpse signs of seedy life. Didn't realize while watching that it moves forward through linear time and vertically up the hotel; finally peering out through a grimy window at desolate Manhattan, the camera seems trapped and desperate to flee, but it's not any better outside than in.