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Film Review - Suburban Gothic

Blu-ray Review - Astral City: A Spiritual Journey


The afterlife is serious business to co-writer/director Wagner de Assis. Adapting the 1944 book by Francisco Candido Xavier, the helmer isn't interested in keeping "Astral City: A Spiritual Journey" merely comforting. He wants the effort to have profound meaning, giving viewers a soulful journey while still paying attention to bright visual effects and matters of the heart. And the Brazilian production works to a certain extent, with the filmmaker whipping up enough dead zone oddity and melodrama to hold attention, though it comes up a little short in its quest to move the world into moral responsibility. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com


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