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1988's "Heart of Midnight" aspires to be a David Lynch-style journey into the abyss of madness, ornamented with abstract and symbolic visuals, while performances generally float on impulse, not interested in dramatic distance. Writer/director Matthew Chapman is ambitious with the feature, slathering it with strange sights and violent sexuality, attempting to tap into something primal and surreal. However, to secure such a hazy environment, Chapman requires a precise understanding of story, and that's the one thing missing from the effort. All the weirdness and hostility in the world can't pull "Heart of Midnight" out of its slumber, with Chapman more connected to the execution of select scenes than the construction of a larger behavioral puzzle, providing more questions than answers in this frustrating picture. Read the rest at


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