Rain Dog (2013)

raindogWith “Rain Dog,” director Jordan Wippell really refines a great style of neo-noir storytelling for his audience. He does so by providing some interesting flashbacks set to black and white shades set to the slow motion that really do help tell the story. While I’m not always a big fan of slow motion, “Rain Dog” has exception due to its neo-noir callbacks and it works wonders in producing mood and urgency.

The dilemma from the character of the Boxer is interesting, exploring a life filled with bloodshed and woe making him a really good anti-hero. I could have easily seen “Rain Dog” become a feature film if Kipple and co. were ever given the budget and resources for one. Tales of downfall and or redemptions are the cornerstones of neo-noir, and director Jordan Wippell has his eye on the right tone for his film.

With some really unique photography, he offers a short but sweet tale of a man who has committed an irreversible crime and can not atone for his sins. Wippell has a slick eye for style and atmosphere, and makes “Rain Dog” a story worth watching, if only for the interesting final scene. Director Jordan Wippell’s “Rain Dog” is a fascinating and entertaining short neo-noir thriller with some great cinematography, and ace direction from Jordan Wippell who shows real potential for feature films. I look forward to more from director Wippell in the future.