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Siblings David and Nathan Zellner have been making movies for quite some time now, but they recently made a career breakthrough with 2014’s “Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter.” The Zellners are idiosyncratic filmmakers, and “Kumiko” was rich with oddity, also identifying their love of deliberate pacing and specific performances. “Damsel” is the reward for having something notable on their resumes, offered a chance to make a western with recognizable stars in Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska. However, the Zellners aren’t interested in shedding their quirks and games of delay, keeping “Damsel” much like their previous work, offering samples of quirkiness and mental decay while taking their sweet time when moving from one scene to the next. They’re obviously talented men, but their fondness for stillness clouds the highlights of their work.  Read the rest at


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