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Dark Days Review


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Apparently, there are otherwise homeless people who live in the subway tunnels underneath New York City! Er, does this come as a shock to anyone?

The tales of the so-called mole people are legendary, but they aren't particularly striking in these days of JonBenet Ramsey and mac & cheese on a stick. Nevertheless, Dark Days makes for a strong documentary about the subterranean subculture, the end result of an arduous, two-year production in which filmmaker Marc Singer lived among the moles in the tunnels.

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V Review


Very Good
Independence Day ripped off the far superior 1983 TV miniseries, V, correctly assuming that the public has only a short-term memory. The pervasive image of flying saucers hovering over every major metropolitan city in the world is undeniably creepy, especially when the visitors are not our friends. V's mice-munching lizards, disguised in human form as soap opera-friendly actors in bright red Nazi uniforms, wore false smiles and were much scarier than any computer generated menace proposed by ID:4.

What we're quick to forget is that TV movies from the early 80s were actually pretty frightening, what with Ronald Reagan threatening to bomb the Russkies and all. The Day After caused many a sleepless night as Jason Robards marched through a nuclear nightmare. While the good guys ultimately score a point for justice at the end of V, much of the film is devoted to the insidious alien plot to corral humans into concentration camps for food. Yum, yum, yum. A few supporting characters get picked off in the first hour or two when they try to prove that "the truth is out there." We're gonna snatch you, and then we're gonna eat you!

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Dark Days Review


Very Good

The best documentaries are films that submerge the viewer so completely in their subject one feels like one has been an eye witness when the credits roll. "Dark Days," which won three awards at Sundance 2000, does exactly that in depicting a world few people even know exists: a small shantytown community of homeless tunnel dwellers who live underground in New York City.

Filmmaker Marc Singer takes his single black-and-white camera deep inside cavernous Amtrack tunnels leading out of Penn Station and follows the lives of nearly two dozen inhabitants of this dank and dirty, pitch black realm. They're people who might have lived on the street or in shelters, but have instead built surprisingly homey, semi-permanent plywood huts in the concrete subterranean passageways just off the train tracks.

Many of them are addicts. Most are tortured souls (two are brought to tears recounting the deaths of their children). But each of them is humanized to an extraordinary extent by the unblinking eye of this picture, which tracks them through two years of survival and crises that includes a sweep by armed Amtrack police trying to push them back out into the streets.

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Apparently, there are otherwise homeless people who live in the subway tunnels underneath New York...

Dark Days Movie Review

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The best documentaries are films that submerge the viewer so completely in their subject one...

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