Saturday, February 28, 2015

NYICFF Day 2 in brief

Eric Beckman explains the ballot cards Opening Night 2015
I will write more soon- I've got seven NYICFF films to review this weekend- but I just wanted to say I'm back from the low key second day of NYICFF.

I saw two movies today:

HOCUS POCUS ALFIE ATKINS is a sweet little film. Its about young Alfie who wants a dog but kind of has to prove to his dad he can handle it. Along the way he deals with friends who think they are pirates and friends of the family one of which is a magician. Its a light weight and thoroughly enjoyable film that's a perfect distraction.

MUNE in 3D Opens with a giant living temple pulling the sun across the sky and it is one of the most amazing things I've ever seen.. Actually there are several things that blew me away visually....

...sadly the plot isn't anything we haven't seen before, the characters are stock and worst of all it all takes place in a world that makes no sense logically even on its own anemic terms. Yes there are wonderful sequences and moments but nothing hangs together but largely this is a film that left me wondering why I was watching it.

I won't get into the the 3D which is erratic at best. Its one of NYICFF rare misfires.

More details will be coming soon.

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