Searching Review

Searching (2018) Movie Review By Philip Henry

I don’t think we’ve got a name for this genre of movie yet. The only other film I’ve seen of this type was the excellent and under-rated Unfriended (2014), which took place entirely via a series of text messages and Skype chats. Searching takes that premise and expands on it by including Facetime calls, news articles, TV clips, Go-Pro footage and spy-cam footage. So what do we call these films? They’re not found footage, because no one loses or finds this footage, so what are they? Well, if no one’s coined a term yet, I’d like to suggest it’s a ‘real-time media’ movie.

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