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The Afterlight Reviews

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September 2, 2011
It's hard to embrace this glacially paced, symbolism-heavy film's elusive - when it's not being elliptical - story about a city couple's escape to rural life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 6, 2011
Promises more illumination than it delivers.
July 6, 2011
Unfortunately, the subdued tone only adds distance, not depth, to their unstated issues.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 9, 2010
A quietly intense, engrossing and intelligent drama brimming with haunting imagery and poignant lyricism.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.199/10
July 6, 2011
The director-writer-editor pair, and cinematographer White, show a sheer love of moviemaking that often makes their film a joy to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 10, 2010
Afterlight proceeds without much discernible plot or character development, its objects and places exuding more backstory than its people, though Rip Torn as the father of the sole male protagonist lends a certain woodsy authenticity.
September 10, 2010
Tempering the film's oppressive emotions, the cinematographer ZoŽ White's exquisite compositions charge leaden rain clouds and rustling branches with eerie life, and dusty indoor corners with shadowy secrets.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
September 9, 2010
[This] proudly minimalist affair favors ambiguity over soap-operatics.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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