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Film Review - Rushlights


It opens with a quote from an 18th century poem and ends with a display of stupidity right out of 2013. It’s difficult to make heads or tails out of the mystery “Rushlights,” and the filmmaking certainly doesn’t reward the patience required to remain on top of the screenplay’s network of twists and turns. Overstuffed with motivations in an attempt to keep viewers guessing until the insipid conclusion, “Rushlights” mangles its noir intentions by trying way too hard to inflate itself into something significant. It’s clear from the opening act that co-writer/director Antoni Stutz should play this material with more venom and less bluster, but there’s no stopping the effort when it slips into runaway boulder mode, squashing any chance for a sleek, effective puzzler. Read the rest at


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