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.
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