Blaise and Nessa are outcast methadone users in their small town. Each day they push a rusty lawnmower door-to-door begging to cut grass. Nessa plots an escape, while Blaise lingers closer to collapse. Tethered to one another, their getaway dreams are kept on a suffocatingly short leash.
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Werewolf is meticulously shot and framed, finely edited, and shows a great deal of creative or authorial sensibilities. Ashley Mackenzie shows promise as a soon to be auteur.
81/100 - Great.
7/10 Drame spectral, Werewolf dépeint une touchante histoire d'amour en marge de la société filmée avec pudeur et justesse. Un premier film âpre et surprenant plutôt addictif. Chronique à lire sur Citazine : http://www.citazine.fr/article/werewolf-amants-dependants
it's well made and a convincing portrait of two addicts on different paths but it does feel somewhat familiar. main technical complaint, a few too many long, hand-held static shots where the movement detracts greatly from the frame.
Your characters (and implicitly, character driven movie) won't add up to shit if they're only culturally progressive, as opposed to being the aforementioned thing AND structurally and stylistically progressive.