Sound is something we really take for granted. Not only in movies, but just in our daily lives, we live with constant sound, that either we are generating, or just ambient noise that drifts into our space. So how do you deal with real, true silence when it's essential to your continued survival? This is the question posed by A Quiet Place, an incredibly tight, well-made thriller from John Krasinski. I can only imagine that early on in the creative process, he understood the challenge of making a movie where not only would dialogue have to be sparse, but the audience would be required to be near silent in order for the movie to effectively build it's atmosphere. It succeeds immensely in both departments from my point of view, and it made for one of the most memorable theater-going experiences in recent history.