After a tragic car accident that killed his wife, a man discovers he can communicate with the dead to con people but when a demonic spirit appears, he may be the only one who can stop it from killing the living and the dead.
Michael J. Fox,
Disgusted with human evolution and a society driven by instant gratification and voyeuristic sensationalism, a foul-mouthed Monster kills anyone who crosses his path. When a news crew sent to investigate the Monster disappears, their ratings-obsessed boss sends a guileless young woman to follow up on the story. This young journalist forges an unlikely friendship with the Monster. Written by
Sujit R. Varma
A brilliant idea, wonderfully executed. I highly recommend Dan Tester's review.
I enjoyed the film very much when watching it (had to rewind it and watch most of it again). The acting and directing are true art, both bold and understated, throughout. -- The fact that the film seems to have been generally panned in the newspapers (Roger Ebert, as always, has no clue whatsoever, and does his best, again as always, to undermine the chances of anyone seeing them film) makes this excellent review by Dan Tester all the more appreciated on my part. It's best to see the film without having read the review, since, in a way, the film is really an "idea" that it's best not to "get" before you start. It's strange and unfamiliar, though playing with the familiar, and to have the deciphering code would take away very much. But it's good to read the review afterwards. The film won't blow you away; it's mellow. But you'll enjoy it, and it'll grow on you in only the way a truly worthwhile story can. Perhaps 10 is too high of a rating, but the other ratings are too low, so I'm trying to raise the average. Hal Hartley's "Henry Fool" I would give a 10. Having now seen my second Hartley film, I think I would recommend any other film of his, sight unseen.
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