“The Vast of Night”: Film Review Podcast

Posted: June 3rd, 2020 | Filed under: Cinema, Film Reviews Podcast | 2 Comments »

I am at an age so advanced I grew up with 50s Sci Fi flicks.

Mostly B quality. Black and white. A knowing scientist, often in a relationship with the woman who discovers something weird going on in the outskirts of the small town. Always a small town. Invasion by aliens in flying saucers. Theremin soundtrack.

“In the Vast of Night,” at Amazon Prime, Andrew Patterson’s dazzling directorial debut takes that premise and makes something ab fab. Sophisticated, but respectful of the inherent fun of the genre.

When I read about this flick, I figured I’d enjoy it.

Little did I know how compelling and well-crafted it would be.

This is my favorite movie of the year.

And, I explicitly set forth why. But to learn that, you will need to listen to the boffo podcast below:

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— c d kaplan

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2 Comments on ““The Vast of Night”: Film Review Podcast”

  1. 1 Mike Skelton said at 5:49 pm on June 4th, 2020:

    At the culture maven’s suggestion my wife and I watched this movie last night. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Just our kind of quirky little flick. I thought the acting and writing were superb. We loved the running Fay and the crowd at the local gym including some very reserved cheer leaders wearing saddle oxfords. The radio station’s call letters started with a W which I thought was reserved for stations East of the Mississippi. Correct me if I’m wrong. Thanks Culture Maven.

  2. 2 Seedy K said at 7:00 pm on June 4th, 2020:

    WOTW. War of the Worlds.

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