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Shadows & Lies (2010)
"William Vincent" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  25 April 2010 (USA)
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A man returns to New York after years in exile to save the girl he loves.

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William Vincent
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Rebecca
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Sitting Man
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Cindy
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The story of William Vincent as he recounts the eccentric and curious path that has brought him, at mortal risk, to New York City, after four years in exile, to rescue a woman he scarcely knows, Ann, from the vague crime syndicate that first brought them together. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for sexuality, language, some violence and drug content | See all certifications »
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25 April 2010 (USA)  »

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In Praise of Shadows  »

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Title Card: The iridescent lipstick of the Kyoto geisha when seen in the dim light of a candle... / Jun 'ichiro Tanizaki / 'In Praise of Shadows'
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A Sedimentary Sedative
22 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This beautiful looking art film is...well, it just is. It is brooding and a sedimentary sedative. An anti mainstream tributary with a grandiose vision of non ness.

A portrait portrayal of big city criminals with a modern soulless insignificant existence and an existential shallowness.

So many movies and television are shot and edited with an amphetamine-like atmosphere speeding along at an addictive, adrenaline fueled pace. This is the antidote. An opposite, opium-like seduction.

Calming the audience with a warm wave of emptiness. There is space to wonder and more space to ponder and even more space between the space, lulling the viewer into a comatose comfort with a creative turn that says, wait a minute...wait...wait...not so pleasant dreams...it seems.


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