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Road to Nowhere

2010

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  • Thematically potent: a sour valentine from a 79-year-old cult figure: visually moody (lots of people lost in wide-shots), dramatically muddled and sometimes tedious, generally worthwhile. Come on inside, we'll take that ride, etc.

  • Monte Hellman uses the porous agility of digital video to highlight the duration and the mechanical states of the world, keeping all the seconds necessary for a hair blower to dry the fresh nail polish on the protagonist, or the slow process of the mechanical arm that locates a song in a jukebox. Like Jean- Luc Godard or David Lynch . . . Monte Hellman lives with his time without ever becoming his creature.

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