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Film Review - Escapes


I think for most people, at least in film circles, the name Hampton Fancher only has meaning as the screenwriter of “Blade Runner” and the director of “The Minus Man,” which featured advertising that reinforced his creative control. “Escapes” is a love letter to the real man, with director Michael Almereyda creating a documentary to celebrate Fancher’s expansive life. However, instead of recruiting friends and family to help tell this story, approaching the subject from the outside in, “Escapes” simply permits Fancher to share tales on his own, with enormous amounts of text-based information used to fill in the gaps. And Fancher talks, talks, and talks, transforming into a monologist as she shares select memories for Almereyda, working through the details of his days with a subtle physical bounce and a mind that enjoys the labyrinth of storytelling, leaving no stone unturned as he welcomes visitors to his past.  Read the rest at


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