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Ink

Ink (2009)

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As the light fades and the city goes to sleep, two forces emerge. They are invisible except for the power they exert over us in our sleep, battling for our souls through dreams.

Nov 10, 2009

eOne Entertainment Distribution

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There's a rapacious DIY showmanship at work here reminiscent of the calling-card chutzpah Robert Rodriguez and Peter Jackson showed in scrappier, pre-blockbuster days.

September 11, 2009 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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As action-packed as his film is, Winans is in no hurry to tell his tale. His pace is deliberate.

September 10, 2009 Full Review Source: Denver Post
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Has all the ambition of a Terry Gilliam or Jean-Pierre Jeunet epic.

September 10, 2009 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly | Comments (6)
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Winans is at his best in the visual realm, and the early sections of his film, in which supernatural entities are seen wordlessly working their nightshifts, prove highly effective examples of narrative economy.

April 15, 2011 Full Review Source: Eye for Film
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A movie that needs to be seen, and it's a film that deserves to be celebrated.

September 10, 2009 Full Review Source: Film School Rejects
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Absolutely one of the best films of 2009.

September 10, 2009 Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Comments (10)
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Audience Reviews for Ink

Ink is a spectacular little low-budget film. At night, as we sleep, two groups of different warriors battle over our souls. There are the Storytellers that give us dreams, and the Incubi that give us nightmares. There are also drifters, that are kind of trapped between worlds. One of these drifters, Ink, kidnaps a young girl and it is up to the storytellers to rescue her. WHat I loved about this film is that you can see the passion and hardwork that has gone into it. It doesn't allow for its budget to become a limitation. The film also uses simple but very effective effects. There is a fight scene early on where things get smashed up but then magically put themselves back together again. It is probably just footage in reverse, but it works a charm. The designs of the characters are also very original, at least for this kind of story. The film is one you have to stick with, as it reveals its intentions and story over time. Some scenes seem completely unrelated which can cause the film to drag in the middle, but stick with it because the emotional ending is very powerful. Lower your expectations in terms of lighting, acting, and fight choreography, and you should find a lot to love in this little film that refuses to be held back.
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    1. John: Her life means nothing. I believe it means something to her.
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    1. Emma: When I die, will I be a storyteller like you?
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