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  • The Vast of Night

    The Vast of Night

    ★★★★½

    "There's a real simple answer, and that is we knew everything we were doing in the movie was not original," explains The Vast of Night's Andrew Patterson upon being asked about the framing device of The Paradox Theater at the TIFF Midnight Madness Premiere Q&A.

    Patterson further explains the pseudo Twlight Zone/Outer Limits esque, fictionalized television series that opens the film to be a "wink" to those who already know what his debut is: The classic story of two kids…

  • All That Jazz

    All That Jazz

    ★★★★★

    Lights, camera, death.

    A perfect work of art doesn't exist. However, if one were to imbed the immaterial soul of a human being into a two hours feature without covering warts with bargain blush, then I think they'd be damn close.

    All That Jazz is that movie.

    The only thing that could further its perfection is if Bob Fosse played his stand-in a la Woody Allen. Unfortunately, the heart problems that stonewalls his cinematic counterpart's (Joe Gideon) creative abilities were…

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  • John and the Hole

    John and the Hole

    ★★

    Me, after the first thirty minutes: "Wow, this is the best film I've seen at Sundance so far."

    An hour later: "...but why?"

    Look... I get it –– if you treat anyone like a child, they will be a child and smear themselves with shit –– but wouldn't it be better if the movie made sense logically or thematically?

  • Mother Schmuckers

    Mother Schmuckers

    ★★★

    Dumb and Dumber x Trash Humpers, loved every second of this.