A collection of reviews of films from off the beaten path; a travel guide for those who love the cinematic world and want more than the mainstream releases.
Monday, March 4, 2019
Minuscule: Mandibles From Far Away (2018) NYICFF 2019
Amusing follow up full of great characters and set pieces delights the eyes and keeps us on the edge of our seats with some wild turns of events, for example a flying model ship held aloft by balloons that ends up inside a shark (You'll have to see the film to know what happens). You'll never guess how this is going to play out no matter how you try. Normally I don't like people talking around me but the row of kids who sat next to me at the NYICFF screening were providing some amusing commentary as they all tried to work out what was going to happen next.
As funny and clever the film is the pacing can be a little slack. Some bits, especially some of the connecting sections, run on a bit too long. While its never kills the the film, it does keep it from topping the first film.
Regardless of the pacing, MINUSCULE is recommended, especially if you can see it on the big screen where the difference in sizes can be appreciated.
For tickets and more information on next weekends final screening go here.
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