Cinema Axis

Regression

Written and directed by Alejandro Amenábar, Regression is a psychological thriller revolving around a detective, Bruce Kenner (Ethan Hawke), tasked with investigating a sexual abuse case in a small Minnesota town in 1990. The case initially seems clear cut as John Gray (David Dencik), the father of the 17-year-old victim, Angela (Emma Watson), turned himself in and confessed to the crime. However, the fact that he has no memory of committing the assault complicates matters. Discovering a possible link between John and a Satanic cult, Kenner soon finds himself traveling down a dark rabbit hole where the line between fiction and reality become increasingly blurred.

Aiding Kenner with the case is Professor Kenneth Raines (David Thewlis), who is sort of the film’s Greek chorus as well as the smartest guy in the room. Brought in to decipher whether or not John has any regressive memories, Raines’ theories and analysis provide

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