“The Weekend Away,” now showing on Netflix | OUR THOUGHTS

A reunion weekend in Croatia goes south. Badly.
Leighton Meester, Christina Wolfe and Ziad Bakri
Directed by Kim Farrant

The new Netflix thriller “The Weekend Away” opens with a clever contrast. The first shot is the corpse of a woman, face down in a dark ocean, then it cuts to the sunny and beautiful oceanside Croatian landscape. This sets the paradox of the impending darkness that will soon bear down on a reunion between two best friends. Unfortunately, this is the most interesting thing on offer with this new ... more >