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Saturday, February 25, 2006

Night Watch

The Russian vampire film Night Watch opening tonight in limited release. I am really looking forward to seeing Night Watch when it comes to my area. Slate reviewed it:

How do you go about describing Night Watch (Fox Searchlight)? "It is easier for a man to destroy the light within," as one Night Watcher intones, "than to defeat the darkness that surrounds him." Hear that, brother; and harder still to follow the plot of your movie. But here's the rub: I didn't care. For the first hour of Night Watch, a dark, arresting, and unrelentingly weird thrill ride out of post-Soviet Russia, one feels lost. Not bad lost, as with a densely clotted mess like Underworld: Evolution, whose mythopoetics land in the viewer's lap in concrete chunks; but good lost, exhilarated lost, like what am I watching?


Anonymous Matthew said...

Good, but unbelievably confusing. Tries perhaps to be too arty when the film is on a big-boy budget, which is obvious from the effects.

2/26/2006 11:41:00 PM  

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