The Magic Life of V Reviews

April 29, 2019
Veera is a sympathetic and engaging figure, but the film is missing something. Dwelling on shallow drama, we learn little of what it means to cope.
February 15, 2019
It's not enough for the film to look great; can't we get some actual insight, too?
February 4, 2019
"When life gets hard, sometimes you gotta LARP. A wonderful moving story about having the courage to face your issues head on."
February 2, 2019
It took director Tonislav Hristov over six years to finish his documentary and the craft shows.
January 30, 2019
There's a sense throughout that the filmmakers don't quite know how to handle the line between fact and fiction, between prodding and simply observing.
January 29, 2019
Another remarkable feature of The Magic Life of V is that it isn't hellbent on solving its main character's problems.
January 29, 2019
'The Magic Life of V' beautifully explores LARP as a tool for healing childhood trauma.
January 28, 2019
It's a vehicle which ends up feeling as if it was too gingerly steered.
January 27, 2019
Demons come in all forms, and the subject of "The Magic Life of V," Tonislav Hristov's moving documentary, has some big ones to slay.
January 26, 2019
An intimate and affecting account of overcoming trauma...
January 26, 2019
Using Live Action Roleplaying as a form of coping therapy is an intriguing subject, but the slow reveal didn't suck me in as much as it could have.