Wild Tales

(Damián Szifron, 2014)

with Jess de Martine, BAM Rose Cinemas, 3/4/15

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Boy, does this thing begin well.  The first five minutes are some of the most bracing, funny, suspenseful stuff I’ve ever seen in a movie theater – and then the credits roll, and you’re certain you’re in for a treat.

After that, things taper off gradually.  The movie comprises six distinct segments, and unfortunately, each one feels a little longer – and a little less compelling – than the last.  There’s plenty of black humor and visual panache throughout, but by the end we feel that the bag of tricks has been emptied, and there’s nothing to do but wait for the end credits.

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