Notes on an Appearance (2018)

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A young man's disappearance is at the center of an enigmatic, haunted film set inside New York City apartments, subway stations, bookstores, and cafés as the supporters of an elusive political theorist embark on a covert program of indiscriminate violence and censure. But Todd and Madeleine, who search for the missing David, soon enter the company of strangers promising diversion and intrigue, and the reasons for David's disappearance become much less preoccupying - and less meaningful.

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Critic Reviews for Notes on an Appearance

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

D'Ambrose conjures a vast imaginary world of intellectual intrigue in tiny, antic touches, which provide the context for a febrile drama of youthful ambition and frustration.

Aug 20, 2018 | Full Review…

If Mr. D'Ambrose doesn't quite earn his pretensions, it's refreshing to see a filmmaker thinking so far outside the box.

Aug 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Notes on an Appearance relays a narrative teeming with incident - death, disappearance - through an elusive yet methodical style.

Aug 14, 2018 | Full Review…

This tale of a young man who goes missing in Brooklyn has some intriguing moments and a unique visual style, but it proves far too elliptical to be of much more than academic interest.

Apr 5, 2018 | Full Review…

We're in deep, art house territory, but not without a sense of humor.

Jan 10, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Despite [its] flaws, Notes on an Appearance illustrates a confident director who leans heavily on his own idiosyncratic style, something that can't be faulted too much.

Oct 23, 2018 | Full Review…

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