Quiet in San Fran11 May 2008
— Errata Movie Podcast —

Have you seen Northfork? It's hard to get a handle on. I thought about it for a day or so before writing my capsule, but I pretty much stuck to what I thought while leaving the theater.

Ebert likes the movie a lot, but his review didn't sway me. Of those I've read, I like A. O. Scott's in the New York Times the most, especially his last two paragraphs. I like how he contrasts the Polish brothers with the Coens and David Lynch. (Both Ebert and Scott hit on Wim Wenders as a nearer comparison.) What I call an "irritating jumpiness" and "odd editing" he calls "a teasing, discontinuous sequence". What I call "trying to squeeze tears ... that we can't feel" he calls "emotionally hermetic," which captures it perfectly, I think.

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August 3, 2003, 07:01 PM

Sorry, I corrected the link to the New York Times review.

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