Northfork Reviews

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April 1, 2006
January 27, 2005
...a transcendent tone poem, an arrangement in dun and gray marred only slightly by the brothers' insistence on the occasional tin-ear joke
January 3, 2005
A moody and layered meditation on and evocation of literal and figurative states of purgatory.
May 21, 2004
It's a recipe for magical realism, and the Polish brothers deliver with a stunning cinematic statement.
April 19, 2004
This droll surrealistic fantasy is like a gentler David Lynch hallucination.
October 23, 2003
The Polish brothers may be too clever for their own good; this film feels self-indulgent, like an inside joke we could never get without reading a book about the film.
September 1, 2003
Poetry put to pictures.
August 21, 2003
This is the strongest, most cohesive film from the brothers Polish.
August 19, 2003
Northfork will give you food for reflection or a case of the hives.
August 10, 2003
There is a posture of icy remove to the Polish brothers' film that washes everything in the same bleached palette employed in M. David Mullen's faultless cinematography.
August 10, 2003
Funny and alive and visually delightful.
August 7, 2003
A compelling juxtaposition of the poignant and the bizarre, a movie that tosses moviemaking rules into the nearest Cuisinart.
August 6, 2003
This surreal vision of a place and people on the cusp of extinction weaves reality and fantasy into a totally enveloping, dreamlike state of mind.
August 5, 2003
What the brothers lack in discipline, they make up for in visual inventiveness.
August 5, 2003
Surreal, oddly punny, and yet mostly a meditation on letting go of the dearly departed.
August 3, 2003
A movie for surrealists and movie-lovers and admirers of the vanishing Heartland.
August 2, 2003
For those on its peculiar wavelength, everything fits. For those who aren't, it's a painful piece of self-impressed drivel. Either way, you'll know you've been to the movies.
August 1, 2003
This formidable work is for no one except those who are truly tired of formulaic movies and crave something completely different.
August 1, 2003
The movie is rich with pathos, grace and absurdist humor, but it takes a couple of viewings to get a firm handle on what the hell is going on.
August 1, 2003
It's a tone poem of a movie, more visual than coherent. As such, what it's about is less important than the spell it casts.
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