Sun Don't Shine Reviews

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August 12, 2019
A sweaty slow-burn thriller, [director Amy Seimetz] throws us right in the mix and manages to keep us intrigued with a satisfying mix of emotions and murderous intentions right to the very end.
June 22, 2019
Sheil is a revelation here in a role that should hopefully help launch her career, and Seimetz (along with cinematographer Jay Keitel) shows an incredible handle of tone/mood for a first time filmmaker.
August 14, 2018
Seimetz' direction succumbs to systematics and a desire to mimic her idols rather than create something entirely unique and reflective of her own talents.
January 9, 2018
What Seimetz accomplishes is a unity of camera style, acting style, editing style, and narrative rhythm; it's no small feat to make a small film this smartly assured.
September 27, 2017
In its moodiness and slow pace, it resembles Curtis Harrington's Night Tide, but it's also as funny, violent and vertiginous as George Armitage's Miami Blues.
February 4, 2014
Seimetz assuredly updates the pulp scenario with contemporary indie-film vernacular.
November 5, 2013
Musty, sticky, hot, and taut with psychopathological tension, Amy Seimetz's feature-length directorial debut is, to put it mildly, a bad trip.
April 25, 2013
Unspools like a Françoise Sagan novel: purposefully, enigmatically and with a raw emotional purity that makes its volatile central couple appear even more defenseless than they really are.
April 25, 2013
Writer-director Amy Seimetz's oddly sunny film noir is a classic tale of young lovers on the run, reminiscent in tone of the darkly comic moments in Terrence Malick's "Badlands."
April 25, 2013
[Audley's] richly textured debut is assured in every choice, from first frame to last.
April 25, 2013
Working wonders on a tight budget, Seimetz uses handheld cameras and tight compositions to create an air of claustrophobic intensity interspersed with moments of ragged beauty.
April 23, 2013
Seimetz hasn't quite figured out how to sustain long-form tension; by the time this modest microindie noir starts laying its cards on the table, your attention will have already folded.
April 23, 2013
Like seemingly everything that Seimetz touches lately, it's great. Confident, stylish, and with a remarkable sense of place, Sun Don't Shine truly works.
April 22, 2013
This is the feature directorial debut of actress Amy Seimetz, and while it doesn't quite go all the way, it demonstrates an interesting sense of style and a firm handle on expressing an inner world on film.
April 22, 2013
This unconventional, unsettling couple-on-the-run tale works best as an exercise in ambiguous atmosphere.
April 22, 2013
Although the film may not always be as aesthetically involving as better-budgeted productions, the performances are really the point, so by keeping focused on her actors Seimetz succeeds in making it all work.
April 21, 2013
Amy Seimetz's intoxicating slice of genre revisionism earns its "neo" prefix, envisioning a brightly sinister world where desperation is the new normal.
November 16, 2012
'I gotta take a route that don't make sense,' Leo says, explaining his haphazard getaway plans, and his remark becomes a sort of mission statement for the lost, hapless, maladjusted and not particularly intelligent souls who inhabit this 'mumblenoir.'
October 28, 2012
Amy Seimetz' feature debut Sun Don't Shine haunts and thrives.
September 10, 2012
Captures the wildly flailing energy and exhausted torpor of grinding frustration as well as the flickering grace of stifled dreams.
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