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Ratings & Reviews

  1. EdieEmm's rating of the film Soft in the Head

    A gauzy, empathetic exploration of understated trainwrecks. The interesting and compelling style only seemed to highlight the lack, in this film, of anything to be compelled towards. But maybe that was the point.

  2. laurax's rating of the film Soft in the Head

  3. Corinne Gilroy's rating of the film Soft in the Head

    A protagonist I cared for even as I despised her, pitied her, and envied her effortless beauty and vulnerability. Loved the use of street sounds, street grit, lit-up night - reminded me of so many great '70s films that used NY's atmosphere as a supporting cast member.

  4. msmichel's rating of the film Soft in the Head

    The patient pleasures of Silver's previous film 'Exit Elena' are nowhere to be found in this plodding, unfocused and shrill follow up. Without any character one can identify with this film of the marginalized fails due to its main character being such a cypher despite a game turn by Sheila Etxeberria. Even at just 71 minutes the film seems to go on eternally. The kind of film that gives indies a bad name.

  5. Vinegar Factory's rating of the film Soft in the Head

    The last scene!! Did anyone else see the detail in the last shot? Is it cryptic? Very empathetic film- great energy and camera work.

  6. muse_x's rating of the film Soft in the Head

    ...the horror, the horror...

  7. Suzy Lane's rating of the film Soft in the Head

    interesting actress and sensual camerawork - you can see the Cassavetes influence - but over time it deteriorates and becomes unwatchable. I guess this is the point, but it still lost me

  8. Jp Diaz's rating of the film Soft in the Head

    if chinese bookie kept going

  9. Joe Pryweller's rating of the film Soft in the Head

    A film about finding your place in an aggressive, uncaring universe represented by NYC. The juxtaposition between the sweet but troubled Nathalia and both Orthodox Jewish society and the men at the homeless shelter are both intensely drawn portraits. The agitating, close angle shots fit the film perfectly.

  10. Raj's rating of the film Soft in the Head

  11. Witek Lewis's rating of the film Soft in the Head

    ✺ I cannot get enough of these "twentysomething-lost-in-the-world" movies ✺ Great use of close-ups, especially in the first shot & long shots, especially in the last shot ✺ The cast of the halfway home stole the show; completely menacing while also seeming kind spirited ✺

  12. ara's rating of the film Soft in the Head

  13. ashley george's rating of the film Soft in the Head

    This film was a very nice surprise. The combination of stillness and grit was beautifully implemented. Very, very nice.

  14. Vassilis Tsitsopoulos's rating of the film Soft in the Head

    This is an excellent film. Definitely influenced by John Cassavetes.

  15. Brian MacNeel's rating of the film Soft in the Head

    This is the kind of film that reminds me why I love the medium. This is naturalism at its finest.

  16. tintinmugshot's rating of the film Soft in the Head

  17. Aaron Feinstein's rating of the film Soft in the Head

    A tight film in the way the camera, sound and acting portrayed a kind of shaky/vulnerable naturalism. Natalia is an interesting protagonist. I really liked the way that mental illness and psychological difference is portrayed with incredible vulnerability. Nathan Silver brings an emotional depth and sensitivity to his characters-that is different from many of the hip and icy mumblecore style Brooklyn directors.

  18. Lady MB's rating of the film Soft in the Head

    The realistic view of this side of NYC living was refreshing to see. The heroine, Natalia, is a kind of young woman I've never seen represented as a lead in a story. She's a mess and it's real. It was interesting to watch her receptivity to situations and her complete lack of self-awareness causing rejection all around her. We all seek acceptance, some of us are unaware of the cycles of abuse we perpetuate.

  19. Violins By Night's rating of the film Soft in the Head