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J. O.'s rating of the film Small Town Murder Songs

A murder-mystery film that plays out in true Canadian fashion - unobtrusive and subtle. Although there is a violent rage brewing beneath Gass-Donnelly's indie gem, it manages to remain cool (almost to a fault). It was nice to see a crime story play out in Ontario, mostly because proud Canadians can grin at the insular comments and locations. In the end its a quirky, dark tale that should've been a little meatier.