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USA 2020
produced by
Nicole D'Angelo, Chris Spinelli, Gregory Hatanaka (executive), Kelley Daniel (executive), Shane Ryan (co-executive), Rich Mallery (co-executive) for CineRidge Entertainment
directed by Gregory Hatanaka
starring Nicole D'Angelo, Chris Spinelli, Shane Ryan, Lisa London, Scott Butler, Sarah Brine, Johnny Mask, Joycelyne Lew, Benny Tjandra, Sophia Colón Roosevelt, Steve Cattani, Saige Spinney, Bogdan Szumilas, Craijece Danielle, David Prak, Hendrik de Smet, Marc Edward Heuck, Ro'Shae Etienne, Warren Hong
written by Nicole D'Angelo, Chris Spinelli, Gregory Hatanaka, music by Toshiyuki Hiraoka

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Now Jennifer (Nicole D'Angelo), a former crime reporter who has since switched to writing about finances, has never thought terribly much about the article she has done about a merger between a fast food chain and a Chinese company trying to get into the American market - until a handful of employees of the fast food company are killed. Now Jennifer personally fails to connect the dots as the victims were all "burger flippers", hardly of executive rank, but suddenly she and her article are of central interest to quite a few people working on the case: There's conspiracy theorist Rick (Shane Ryan) who just knows there's a connection between the murders and her article but he's really too socially awkward to put it into words, there's cop Santoro (Chris Spinelli), who inofficially asks for her help in the investigation, and ends up her boyfriend soon enough, and there's Gretchen (Lisa London), who offers an inside scoop, but remains too vague to give Jennifer much to go on initially, and ultimately turns up murdered before she can deliver in full. Through all this, the murders continue to happen, and they seem to hit ever closer to home ...


Now in writing, Heartbeat might sound like nothing more than your run-of-the-mill thriller, and to be honest, judging from storytelling alone, the film has little new to offer and remains very vague in the story it is telling. But a movie is really more than storytelling alone, and the way this film is made really makes it special, basically because it doesn't try to look like any other thriller but takes plenty of hints from arthouse and nouvelle vague movies, isn't blunt with everything but rather hints at things and uses symbolism to encourage the audience to come up with their own interpretation of things, which makes the whole thing all the more interesting and engaging as a murder mystery, because that way pretty much anything can be a clue. And a solid cast that keeps things down-to-earth despite everything really helps making this one quality piece of unusual entertainment.


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