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  1. dave gunn's rating of the film The Zone

    Swanberg uses and abuses the meta trope as his own personal therapy in this and I can't decide if it was an audacious display of self-reflection or another masturbatory display of vanity. The film ends with him and his wife summing up very honestly what this film truly is, and again, I am unsure whether he's laughing at us for watching it or making art out of inward critique.

  2. Wee Hunk's rating of the film The Zone

    Micro-budget film about making a micro-budget porno film, or the other way around. Good actors, particularly Kentucky Audley and Sophia Takal.

  3. saitosouta's rating of the film The Zone

    Maybe there are two type of people in the world, people who think "The Zone" is extremely boring or people who think "The Zone" is extremely enthralling. I am latter. At first, this movie's mysteriously awkward like a cursed videotape disguising itself as a leaked celebrity sex tape. During a watch, I thought "WTF, Swanberg really goes crazy?????". But real crazies is..... interestingly batshit movie I deeply loved.

  4. Mogambo's rating of the film The Zone

    Every act negates the preceding act making it pointless. I can enjoy narcissistic films but there needs to be a point to it.

  5. bencor's rating of the film The Zone

    give me Greaves' SYMBIOPSYCHOTAXIPLASM or give me death

  6. Ioannis Papaloizou's rating of the film The Zone

    What was so damn important about the threesome scene that it became the centerpiece of this flick? The filmmaker's motivation was non-existent, so the audience ends up suffering through this film for something that was never there - not cool. The only thing that kept me from shutting it off was watching Kate Lyn Sheil - she reads well on screen.

  7. Jeff Namadan's rating of the film The Zone

    A film which seemed more about what it wasn't than what it was. Something was there yet missing at the same time.

  8. jamesey's rating of the film The Zone

    whats the point? I feel like I've been pranked.

  9. Peter Belly's rating of the film The Zone

    What I found most powerful was the matching of geometry, for example, between the first sex scenes and the three layers of the narrative. What's compelling about love triangle plots is that they are unstable/unbalanced, this film knows this implicitly and relays it on all levels of its construction. But was I having a good time watching it? Could it have been a bit more playful? I don't know.

  10. Rhondo Alameda's rating of the film The Zone

    Like a student film, amateurish, but in a good way. I like the idea of exposing the process. 3.5

  11. tintinmugshot's rating of the film The Zone

    The zone between making and not making. This is an essay about not.

  12. sedmacedo's rating of the film The Zone

  13. Kelsey Anderson's rating of the film The Zone

    "loses steam" is exactly right...

  14. robert's rating of the film The Zone

    I thought Manny Lage was joking, but then noticed he rated this film 5 stars.

  15. Mark's rating of the film The Zone

    At least Swanberg (and his wife) admits he's empty and self-absorbed. He may be happy to know someone else unironically agrees.

  16. Narcisse Lefebvre's rating of the film The Zone

    With such a sensational ending, Swanberg brings realness and humanity to the usually detached and cold "meta" movie subgenre. He brutally breaks the fourth wall in order to cross the ironic distance filmmakers impose upon themselves. Filmmakers are real and human after all. They do exist in real life. They are not merely robotic storytellers, ironically superimposed upon the characters, like an extension of fiction.

  17. Checkpoint Charlie's rating of the film The Zone

    Sounds like it owes some of its plot to "Teorema", but it sounds interesting.

  18. Manny Lage's rating of the film The Zone

    Perhaps the greatest film of all-time?

  19. Scout Tafoya's rating of the film The Zone

    Want doesn't even say it. I need this film.