Notes on an Appearance Reviews

January 10, 2019
We're in deep, art house territory, but not without a sense of humor.
August 20, 2018
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.
August 17, 2018
If Mr. D'Ambrose doesn't quite earn his pretensions, it's refreshing to see a filmmaker thinking so far outside the box.
August 14, 2018
Notes on an Appearance relays a narrative teeming with incident - death, disappearance - through an elusive yet methodical style.
July 27, 2018
Outwardly the film comes off as a fussy exercise, holding emotion as well as spectacle at bay. Within the academic approach, however, is a desire for purity which has its apocalyptic side.
April 5, 2018
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.