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‘Sanctuary’ Delivers Succession Through an S&M Lens (Review)
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‘Sanctuary’ Delivers Succession Through an S&M Lens (Review)

Zachary Wigon's sophomore feature 'Sanctuary' is a dialogue-driven erotic thriller that harkens back to the best work of Neil LaBute. Set almost entirely inside a hotel room, the film explores the dark and twisted dynamic between a dominatrix named Rebecca (Margaret Qualley) and her soon-to-be ex-client, Hal (Christopher Abbott). Hal is the heir to a hotel empire and on the path to becoming CEO after the death of his father. But he has his fair share of secrets and Rebecca knows them all. How can he move forward professionally when she holds all the cards? We spend one full night with Rebecca and Hal as he hires her for what he intends to be their last session. The Verdict 'Sanctuary' feels like it began as a stage play. We get two characters and a war of words f...