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Review: Overwhelm the Sky (2019)

Going off of director Daniel Kremer’s other pieces of work, it comes as no surprise that his latest film is so aspiring.

Starting off with a dedication to Paul Sylbert, the late great oscar winning production designer of films like Heaven Can Wait, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and Kramer vs. Kramer, Overwhelm the Sky is clearly a piece of work influenced by a different era of cinema. Inspired by Charles Brockden Brown’s 1799 novel “Edgar Huntly, or Memoirs of a Sleepwalker”, Kremer does his mentor Sylbert proud. This is a psychologically sprawling, existential, noir that evokes the days of European cinema movements, narrative experimentation and cinema as an epic form of expression and an artistic experience.

Reminding me at points of Chinatown, Eyes Wide Shut and Citizen Kane in some of its shots, as well as the movies of Paul Thomas Anderson (particularly The Master), with a
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