A Gem From Anthony Lane: In Search Of A Midnight Kiss

While I still think he can often be crotchety and even woefully out of touch at times, there’s no doubting that Anthony Lane was and remains a top notch film critic and an exceptional wordsmith. Just read the following from his interesting, if at times harsh review of Alex Holdridge’s In Search of a Midnight Kiss:

“In its sad, filthy solitude, this may be an all too credible précis of modern movie love: we started out with Rudolph Valentino, and we wind up with Onan the Barbarian.”

If you’ve seen the film, you’ll get the pun. If you haven’t, please do. It’s really a very sweet film. As I said, Lane’s review is at times harsh but he appears to have some genuine affection for the film and to see him give so much space to a tiny indie is rather heartening. It opens in NYC tomorrow, August 1st at the IFC Center. Buy tickets here.
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Sara Simmonds as Vivian and Scoot McNairy as Wilson in IN SEARCH OF A MIDNIGHT KISS directed by Alex Holdridge
Photo credit: Robert Murphy
An IFC Films release

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