Stranger in a Strange Land in a Strange Film

Jay Alexander reviews Modern Man, a film by Justin Swibel:

MODERN MAN, filmmaker Justin Swibel’s feature debut, wordlessly weaves the fractured tale of an unnamed central character trying desperately to fight the boredom of his mysterious isolation. He cleans his pool, grooms the tennis court (at least he’s not impoverished), plays on the jungle gym, and waters the garden. The meticulous documentation of these processes may turn off moviegoers with a more Pirates of the Carrebeanish attention span. No, MODERN MAN is not for those who require explosions, booming heroic music cues, and glib one-liners. Yet perhaps it is…

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