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Overall Rating
2.93

Awesome: 42.86%
Worth A Look: 7.14%
Average: 0%
Pretty Bad: 0%
Total Crap50%

1 review, 8 user ratings


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by Greg Muskewitz

"Polluting the canvas."
1 stars

Davidson Cole’s first entry, a caliginous but entirely desultory story, follows a fractured and tandem outline whereby chance is on a high enabler, and reason has been all but muted.

The story’s classification falls into the always-iffy category of separate character storylines that all tie together in the end. Cole, who writes, directs and stars in the lead role, orients his structure in a far more haphazard manner, relying on the audience’s flat-out unconcern or lack of interest in the way things are strung together. What does appear to interest Cole, or consume his time, is the amount After-Effects that are added in post-production — multi-frames within a frame, discolorations, and other “tricks” that pollute the canvas of the screen. Other examples of his disregard for the form are seen through the constant exacerbating jostle of the camera, split-second edits, and the poorly lit images.

With Jennifer Morrison, Mary Kay Cook, Edward Cunningham and Daniel J. Travanti.

[Not to be bothered with.]

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User Comments

7/15/04 Jim Connell Handles complex philosophical issues without being heavy handed. Interesting cinomatography 5 stars
2/21/04 Kris THIS MOVIE WAS AWESOME - I LOVED IT!!!!! 5 stars
2/08/04 piano man Fate vs. free will. Hard to follow, but a deep thinker. 4 stars
2/01/04 voxfux This film is simply superb. Anyone who thinks otherwise is mentally retarded. 5 stars
1/31/04 Matt Gordon Loved it 5 stars
1/24/04 Tim Prather "Design" has impact of a David Mamet film without confusing dialogue 5 stars
1/10/04 Nona Maht Soooo very bad, I was embarrased watching it 1 stars
12/12/03 Sadler darkly comic, thought provoking...I highly recommend 5 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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