Directed and co-written by Alex Karpovsky, the tightly paced psychological thriller Rubberneck
is an exercise in subtlety.
Karpovsky, who also stars in the film, is perhaps best known for his portrayal of a quirky coffee-shop manager on HBO’s Girls, but he proves himself equally capable in a dramatic role. Although his character of Paul Harris, a lab researcher, is clearly on a dark path, he remains a sympathetic and very human individual as his mental condition deteriorates. Like Paul, audiences will question how he arrived at such a terrible destination so suddenly, just before realizing the signs were there all along.
Though he has feel...