Go Down Death (2014)

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Go Down Death is a wry, sinister realization of a strange new universe, a cross-episodic melange of macabre folktales supposedly penned by the fictitious writer Jonathan Mallory Sinus. An abandoned factory in Brooklyn stands in for a decrepit village haunted by ghosts, superstition and disease, while threatening to buckle under rumblings of the apocalypse. Soldiers are lost and found in endless woods, a child gravedigger is menaced by a shapeshifting physician, a syphilitic john bares all to a young prostitute and a disfigured outcast yearns for the affections of a tone-deaf cabaret singer. Highlighted by offbeat narrative construction, stunning black-and-white 16mm cinematography and immaculately detailed production design, Go Down Death is a distinctively original film informed by American Gothic, folk culture and outsider art. (c) Factory 25
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Comedy , Drama , Special Interest
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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

Its off-kilter use of the past feels a bit mannered (and dated to an earlier decade of design and music revival). But the nostalgia is sharpened to a point ...

Full Review… | March 28, 2014
New York Times
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A captivating excursion into surrealist Americana ...

Full Review… | March 25, 2014
Village Voice
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Affectations trump substance in self-conscious art film.

Full Review… | March 24, 2014
Hollywood Reporter
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...it's hard to sustain interest in a film that serves primarily to communicate someone else's belief in their own cleverness.

Full Review… | July 1, 2014
Playback:stl

"Go Down Death" is visually stunning and, at times, darkly funny.

Full Review… | May 13, 2014
Oregonian

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