Well, there you have it. Reactions during this film range from “how’d they do that” to “Zzzzzzz.” And, yet, it’s only about an hour. Film Forum wisely couched this with two of Maddin’s earlier shorts, yet, alas, it reminds one that the short film is, indeed, Maddin’s perfect medium. This movie is wild, but I can’t say I enjoyed it.
Jordan Hoffman is a New York-based writer and film critic working for The Guardian, Vanity Fair, Thrillist, Times of Israel, NY Daily News and elsewhere.
He is the host of ENGAGE: The Official Star Trek Podcast, a member of the New York Film Critics Circle and challenges you to a game of backgammon.