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All the Light in the Sky

December 21, 2013

directed by Joe Swanberg, 2013

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Though many skeptics to his brand of independent cinema remain, 2013 has nevertheless been quite the year for Joe Swanberg. After dipping his toe into mainstream success earlier in the year with the relationship dramedy Drinking Buddies (not to mention his amusing appearance in You’re Next, the self-aware 2011 horror film that finally got released theatrically this year), Swanberg has topped himself once again with his serene new slice-of-life drama All the Light in the Sky—another “small” film from Swanberg, but one that, thanks to a career-best performance from lead actress Jane Adams, resonates in its depiction of impulse, intuition, and a universal desire for something more.

Read full review at In Review Online

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