Yeah alright Werner, I'll bite. With a poster and a title as strong as these ones, plus David Lynch in the producers chair, I'll watch your little movie.
I'm being condescending for the sake of humour but "little movie" is surprisingly the right way to describe this film. It's a fairly simple story, in fact the actual plot really only takes place over the course of a couple of hours. But it's this simplicity that let's the movie rise above…
This one is a bit of a struggle for me to talk about. I'm still not entirely sure I've completely processed my own opinion on this one.
It is definitely a good movie in terms of both the technical and formalistic prowess on display. Zahler's trademark coldness and slow pace dominate every inch of the screen and it's an aesthetic that just works for me. Imagine if Michale Hanake made genre flicks instead of heady art dramas and you start…
Not as strong as “& Teller 3” but this is largely forgivable given the in between nature of this segment. “& Teller 5” is the last one of these, so it seems like we needed this one to get the action into gear.
Most of this short is actually Teller trying to make a point about magic and performance in regards to culture that is actually pretty interesting, if only shallowly explored here. “They aren’t crazy… They just have a little denial to help them along.” Like damn dog, that’s some good shit.