Wednesday, May 27, 2020
The gloriously off kilter Mr Sam (209) plays the Brooklyn Film Festival
The plot has eccentric Mr Sam falling in love with a dead man, and then is discovered by his best friend who reveals a secret to him. That leads to unexpected consequences.
Wonderfully off kilter Mr Sam is a film I love for its strangeness and beautiful construction and acting but I am not certain about the rest. Don’t get me wrong I like the film and it’s go for broke boldness to be what it is, but at the same time it feels the wrong sort of off. The offness comes from the film’s running time of 30 minutes, which is right in between two sweet spots. Either the film could be trimmed to be a tighter (in which case it might lose some of its charm) or it could be expanded to a feature where it could allow some of the threads and ideas to be fully explored. I’d opt for a feature version.
Until then we have a wonderfully twisted confection that should be a must for anyone who likes cinema that makes you wonder what in the holy hell have gotten myself into.
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