A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness Reviews

December 4, 2014
Avant-garde cognoscenti are surely already in line, yet the film is accessible and often hypnotic on an intuitive level.
Top Critic
December 4, 2014
The atmosphere is mythic and pervasive. The imagery, of night and nature and dancing flames, seems ripped from liner notes. Even the title sounds like something you might see scrawled across a record sleeve in Gothic typeface.
December 2, 2014
Landscapes and lyric conundrums distinguish the first two-thirds of this find-your-own-meaning artflick, which unfurls like some stranger's life you're half reliving.
September 11, 2014
It is arresting in many ways and concerned to elucidate the experience of being on one's own. Is any other state possible?
September 9, 2014
For some this will feel like an arthouse endurance test, but it's shot with real beauty.
September 14, 2013
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
Rivers and Russell have certainly cast a spell that sticks.
September 13, 2013
An art film that tries but doesn't quite manage to entrance the viewer.