An allegorical piece, such as this, doesn’t just require your attention: it demands it. Timeless, in nature–and serviceable in beauty, and temperance–‘The Great Father’ is a tasty, filmic treat to enjoy in just seven short minutes.
If anything, the significance of the documentary is, in fact, underlining that it will take everyone inhabiting this planet to change the course of our history. From Edmonds, and all of the other activists featured in the documentary, to you reading this review: it will take all of us. But we have to remember that we are all in this fight together–no matter what we believe is the most effective form of activism.
From directors Mackenzie Leigh Barmen (who doubles as the cinematographer) and Misti Dawn Garritano (credited as the primary writer and lead actress) comes a story about a married couple. And to say any more than that would spoil the fun for the viewer!
‘Nox’ doesn’t suffer from this symptom plaguing the indie film scene, balancing both style and substance to near perfection.
The look and feel of the 80s, or at least what we’ve come to expect from the retro-aesthetic, is fully realized by the cinematography from Brain Morgan and the production design. On the topic of costumes, ‘Italian Turtles’, and more specifically, Mary Ortega, avoids the common exaggeration-overly expressive outfits-in favor of simplicity.
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I highly suggest that you seek out more independent projects like this one. Doll It Up’s comedy, accomplished by Cox and the supporting cast, will kindle a few laughs at the very least.
Who says that two con artists can’t double as pseudo-paranormal investigators who stumble upon a groundbreaking discovery?