Reviews: The Vast of Night (2020)

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  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: This audacious debut from director Andrew Patterson is a case of ‘it’s in the telling, not in the tale.’
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: The filmmakers pulled off a brilliant balancing act between the existential horror and awe that comes with potentially confronting things that are beyond our understanding.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: A mystery set in the 1950s about an enigmatic sound.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Striking sci-fi mood piece, all eeriness and ookiness, wonder and dread. Explicitly Twilight Zone–esque, summoning a midcentury-America innocence in order to shatter its narrowness (and our own).
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Expertly weaves together amateur sleuth characters, late ‘50s production design, camera movements to emphasize place and storytelling, and stirs it up in a Twilight Zone pot. Andrew Patterson creates a masterpiece of suspense and wonder.
  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
    • Excerpt: Intelligent, inventive, and alluring, it’s nothing short of a modern sci-fi masterpiece.
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: I seem to be in the minority that doesn’t love this movie, though it overflows with potential.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge
    • Excerpt: The Vast of Night actually made me do the Spielberg Face.
  • Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: The “Twilight Zone” nature of it all could easily make way towards full-blown aliens, but Patterson holds course to keep things subdued and focused on reactions instead.
  • [New] | Josh Taylor @ www.forgetfulfilmcritic.com
    • Excerpt: If Andrew Patterson can evoke something as grand as Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind for under a million bucks, I pray to the movie gods that someone gives him a giant Hollywood budget. We need to see what wonders he might conjure with it.
  • Ron Wilkinson @ ItsJustMovies.com
    • Excerpt: When the medium starts controlling the message one always answers.
  • Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens