It's a given that the black box flight recorder is highly sought after following a plane crash or accident in that it holds pertinent information or "memories" that help to figure out what caused the plane to go down. In the psychological thriller "Black Box," a similarly named device is used to retrieve the memories of those who find themselves brain dead.
Nolan, sympathetically played by Mamoudou Athie, reluctantly subjects himself to this experimental therapy as a way to bring his memory back. He can't remember his late wife who died in an incident that nearly took his life, but guided by a doctor (Phylicia Rashad), he tries to restore his memory to be a better father to his daughter, charmingly played by Amanda Christine. But as memories surface, Nolan begins to wonder if the memories he's having are his own, or if he even wants to remember the kind of man he is.
This Amazon Studios film proves that less is more in making a watchable thriller. There's no gore, just clever creepiness and an economy of style that make "Black Box" a fine film to watch in the dark that likely won't cause you too many nightmares.
"Black Box" is available exclusively on Amazon Prime.