I Used To Be Darker Reviews

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August 20, 2016
It's a story of contained chaos, quietly observed - one that catches fire more in retrospect than in the viewing.
May 9, 2014
Porterfield's film doesn't offer much in the way of plot, but the ways the characters bounce off one another in small spaces are precisely observed, and the actors have a lot of soul ...
May 8, 2014
Unfolds like a music album, with emotive songs supplying information that doesn't need repeating in the lean screenplay, which the director co-wrote with Amy Belk.
November 7, 2013
The couple, both musicians, are in the midst of a bitter breakup, and Porterfield frequently trains the camera on one or the other as each performs his melancholy tunes; this stops the narrative dead in its tracks.
October 24, 2013
The visual style of third-time director Matthew Porterfield ("Putty Hill," "Hamilton") is emphatically lyrical, beginning with a widescreen shot of a Maryland Ferris wheel that suggests a celebration of Americana.
October 17, 2013
Nuanced performances by the non-professional cast and a haunting soundtrack help fill in the deliberate narrative gaps.
April 5, 2014
Jeremy Saulnier's summer-spent cinematography is gentle and nothing shy of exquisite.
January 31, 2014
Slow scenes at the beginning turn into the pace of life
November 26, 2013
a celebration if you can call something this downbeat celebratory, of what film should act like and look like when you leave it alone.
November 4, 2013
Few filmmakers are getting at the substance of contemporary life as effectively.
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