Stefanie Estes

‘Soft & Quiet’ Review: This Nerve-Shredding Real-Time Thriller Is the Most Terrifying Film of the Year

Kate Erbland

‘Soft & Quiet’ Review: This Nerve-Shredding Real-Time Thriller Is the Most Terrifying Film of the Year

SXSW: Beth de Araújo's vicious feature debut marries ambitious filmmaking with a gut-punch storyline about the insidious reach of white supremacy. Emily (a riveting Stefanie Estes) might not be able to control what she makes with her body or the people who come into her orbit, but in Beth de Araújo’s nerve-shredding real-time thriller “Soft & Quiet,” she’s hellbent on changing what she can, all set against the backdrop of the most terrifying film of the year.