Luz Reviews

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August 1, 2020
From the first frame, I clearly see that it is a dark, experimental, multi-layered exercise in style, set up as a tribute to European horror cinema of the 1980s. [Full review in Spanish]
June 26, 2020
Luz unfolds in a nightmare logic and pace, deliberate and methodical, never moving as expected. It feels unmoored, adrift in a singular world.
June 24, 2020
Luz is weird. No doubt about it. It bounces around the narrative like Tarantino through a Carpenter filter. But it truly is a masterpiece of minimalistic gonzo horror. TIlman Singer is on a high wire of tension and watch out, it's electric.
June 1, 2020
Though it feels somewhat under-developed at times, Luz is a small-scale story that still manages to deliver tension, shocking moments and memorable horror imagery.
January 6, 2020
The brooding atmosphere of dread, touched at times with a clammy eroticism, is powerful. And the supernatural manifestations... had a hair-raising, matter-of-fact suddenness and believability. It's a freaky movie.
December 2, 2019
Cerebral horror wrapped in an aesthetically stunning package part Fulci, part Lynch, part von Trier while also announcing Singer as a distinct artist in his own right.
September 25, 2019
Whether you find yourself falling for its spooky spell, there's no denying this is an auspicious debut for [Tilman] Singer.
August 16, 2019
Such a good homage to 1980's Eurohorror that it feels like a forgotten classic.
August 16, 2019
There's a compelling devil lurking in the film's technowave soundtrack and copious fog, but how alluring is a forked tongue with nothing much to say?
August 16, 2019
Impressive in both its visuals and sound design that echoes off the highest points of 70s Giallo, Luz still manages to feel entirely unique.
August 16, 2019
One of the stranger horror movies in recent years, more of an impression than an experience, easier to watch than to describe.
August 9, 2019
Luz exists largely in a world of its own and many will find that world impenetrable... [F]ilmmakers who create their own worlds risk a lot; i.e., they may wind up talking only to themselves.
August 9, 2019
Luz is a tight, sharp little shocker that works well on its own terms and suggests that Singer is a filmmaker to watch.
August 8, 2019
Luz, the debut feature from German filmmaker Tilman Singer, is minimalistic, and somewhat devoid of narrative context. But it has a spare, mysterious vibe that keeps the viewer guessing.
August 5, 2019
A pleasantly compelling and sufficiently gory bottle thriller with a supernatural twist.
August 3, 2019
For horror fans looking for something raw and defiant, it's worth a look.
August 2, 2019
Singer's original story certainly thrills...but it's the performances that really seal the deal.
August 2, 2019
You may not be able to fully explain everything that you have just seen but you will almost certainly realize that you have just witnessed the best and most fascinating horror film of the season, bar none.
August 2, 2019
What it lacks in substance, it makes up for with style.
August 2, 2019
"Luz" is a success in elegant perplexity.
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