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The Wait

January 31, 2014

directed by M.Blash, 2013

the wait

Imbued with an overwhelming sense of self-importance and art-house allure, M.Blash’s The Wait is a pointless, towering cheat of a film. Keeping the viewer at arm’s length throughout, this stone-faced mediation on life, death, and the surreal registers as nothing more than an exercise that fails to compute in the slightest.

The film is set in Oregon with the characters looking as if they’ve walked straight out of a J. Crew magazine and into the film’s droning and dour atmosphere. The joke here is that it seems highly plausible that there’s more for them to do on the shiny pages of a magazine than in this film. Penned by M. Blash as well, The Wait concerns itself with sisters Angela (Jena Malone) and Emma (Chloë Sevigny), both of whom are left misguided and unsure of how to handle the emotional heft left behind after their mother’s death.

Read full review at Movie Mezzanine

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