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Unspooled

Unspooled (2008)

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The compelling story behind the most talked about film in the history of New York University Film School comes to the screen courtesy of documentary filmmaker Keir Moreano. Maurice Singer was an overly confident N.Y.U. Film School senior with a dream of transforming the story of Little Red Riding Hood into a taut psychological thriller. Even before his script was completed, Singer was fortunate enough to have his senior thesis film approved for production, and his fellow classmates flocked to

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What we see of Bemoana makes us wish for its completion and release, in which case Unspooled -- directed by Keir Moreano, a member of the Bemona crew -- would make a dandy DVD extra.

September 26, 2008 Full Review Source: New York Post
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Unfortunately allows an overly dramatic approach (and score) to eclipse its much-needed sense of irony.

September 26, 2008 Full Review Source: New York Times
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What could've been a poignantly humbling portrait of passionate young hopefuls confronting the harsh, masochistic realities of filmmaking is instead a whiny, woe-is-us postmortem.

September 24, 2008 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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A more interesting exposť would have elaborated on the dreams of film schoolers and how Singer's ostensibly privileged upbringing gives him an advantage few in his league ever get.

September 21, 2008 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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