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Ratings & Reviews

  1. MisterColo93's rating of the film Cruel Optimism

  2. Scott Barley's rating of the film Cruel Optimism

    A remarkable opening minute of the world trembling; oscillating between the grassy ground to the clamorous sky. But after that, very little to write home about; treading no new ground.

  3. Slow Immersion [Joe]'s rating of the film Cruel Optimism

    During the start I was questioning whether Paul's immaculate and clean 16mm images grab me as much as the lo fi super 8mm images, but as the lightness of Love Refrain's drifts out and the hope is extinguished into darker imagery and music for the end of the world, I knew this was going to be a real gem. The cleanness and clarity of his 16mm looks spectacular with the abstracted/bokeh lights. Excellent music too.