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Living in Oblivion Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
November 28, 2015
The segment in which Nick (Steve Buscemi) attempts to film a dream sequence (not unlike the famous one from TV's Twin Peaks) featuring a dwarf named Tito (Peter Dinklage) is worth the rental/purchase price alone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
A hip indie version of Truffaut's Day for Night, Living in Oblivion celebrates the very act of filmmaking as grand folly, a triumph of absurdist heroism.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 23, 2007
DiCillo effectively uses dream sequences and black-and-white film to spoof the pretentiousness of indie films, but remains thoughtful and clever throughout. And every performance is spot-on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 11, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Gonsalves
April 9, 2007
Probably the best and funniest of the mid-'90s crop of movies about making movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
January 23, 2007
A valentine to the independent film world, DiCillo's version of Truffaut's Night for Day offers a smart, amusing look at the perils of low-budget filmmaking; the ensemble acting is superb.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Eric Melin
September 29, 2006
| Original Score: 3/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
A treat.
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
July 1, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
October 30, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
February 20, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 8, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 24, 2003
Really clever little comedy about low-budget filmmaking with Buscemi at his best.
| Original Score: 4/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
April 2, 2003
Meaty and witty, the sort of product that rewards a closer examination even as it buggers intimacy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal
February 17, 2003
Desperately funny.
Full Review| Original Score: B+
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 9, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
December 14, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 30, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 28, 2002
Offers a wacky behind-the-scenes look at the challenges of making a low-budget independent movie.
Scott Weinberg
July 27, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
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