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An accomplished debut with naturalistic performances that are weirdly endearing for characters who perform questionable acts.
Every scene does feel a little too long and maybe that’s because it needed to hit a certain run time to be considered a feature in festivals.
In a year where we have two films about climbing el capitan, Free Solo may be getting more press, but this is by the far superior film/story.
Free Solo has an irritating protagonist achieve a remarkable feat. Dawn Wall has a more compelling narrative, genuinely endearing protagonists you want to succeed, and a clear motivating force.
While one can wonder whether Free Solo or Dawn Wall has the more remarkable accomplishment at its center, it’s definitive that Dawn Wall is a better film in every way.
I’ve seen The Room 9 times in a cinema with a plastic spoon throwing audience, and it’s the greatest cinematic experience you can ever have... till I saw this with the same die-hard audience.
The moment I realized this will eventually transcend The Room was during the final scene of the movie set at the premiere screening, when our 700 strong die-hard fan theatre, stopped laughing hysterically at re-enactments of scenes from The Room and went dead quiet as we…