This is grim, bleak material that at times is monotonous, but its woe feels authentic.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Not much happens in story terms, but the film swirls with emotions that make it by turns grim and amusing, heavy and light, obvious and vague.
| Original Score: 3/5
Mahoney barely explains her characters' circumstances, which makes the movie obliquely intriguing. But whenever the story comes into focus, it's revealed as fairly conventional.
"Yelling" is a prosaic look at a hard life. Like Sweetness, the movie finds its way by instinct.
Little more than a résumé film for all involved, it certainly feels more Park City than Bushwick.
The film avoids most of its genre's pratfalls, though it also shows little interest in transcending them.
| Original Score: 2/4
Even though 'Yelling to the Sky' tumbles, Victoria Mahoney shows great promise as a director.
| Original Score: C
Yelling to the Sky drips with a strange but sometimes moving nostalgia for environs its characters clearly want to escape.
Though the film and its director undoubtedly have a great deal of heart and passion, too many scenes feel like actors' workshop exercises.
Strong on texture but taxingly light on narrative.