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A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness (2013)

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Documentary, Special Interest

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Ben Rivers, Ben Russell

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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (1)

An art film that tries but doesn't quite manage to entrance the viewer.

September 13, 2013 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
Hollywood Reporter
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The interpretation is less important than the trip.

April 14, 2014 Full Review Source: Oregonian
Oregonian

Ben Rivers and Ben Russell's ethnographic exploration for a kind of profound utopian moment acquires its clearest, and most intimate, articulation in their long takes of Robert A.A. Lowe and other corpse-painted musicians.

March 11, 2014 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

The pleasures of its imagery make the task of solving the film secondary

February 5, 2014 Full Review Source: Movie Mezzanine
Movie Mezzanine

Forgoes such linearity in favour of an increasingly visceral triptych narrative that follows a mysterious loner from the margins of a commune to a trip into the wilderness.

September 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Little White Lies
Little White Lies

The Bens capture it all on Super 16, giving the proceedings the quality of an educational film, with careful attention to the nitty-gritty.

September 14, 2013 Full Review Source: NOW Toronto
NOW Toronto

Rivers and Russell have certainly cast a spell that sticks.

September 14, 2013 Full Review Source: indieWIRE
indieWIRE

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