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Virgil Bliss Review


Good
If it wasn't so washed out, Virgil Bliss might stand as one of the best-looking digital films you can see. Creepily quaint a la Sling Blade, Virgil is released from jail and finds himself unready for dealing with the real world. Case in point: He soon falls in love... with a hooker. And she falls in love with him! And then the problems really begin. It's sweet... but just a little bit too precious at the start and a little too familiar at the end.

Milk And Honey Review


Weak
This story about a jangled night in the life of a few troubled New Yorkers aims for an After Hours-style, nighttime stew of insanity and coincidence but ends up merely showcasing the rather meaningless lives of a married couple who are only fully-developed human beings when separated from each other.

At the start of Milk and Honey, well-off stockbroker Rick (Clint Jordan) and his wife Joyce (Kirstin Russell) are throwing a party as a means of announcing their return to normalcy. Rick has had some mental problems, and has just gotten out of an institution. Unfortunately, it's painfully clear that he's ill-suited to return to the real world, as an innocuous conversation with a couple of co-workers turns into paranoid accusations. Things spiral further out of control when Rick makes a rambling speech and re-proposes to Joyce, who turns him down in front of the crowd, sparking a massive fight between them that has their guests scurrying for the door. Rick soon follows them out, smoldering with resentment.

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