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Jarno Lee Vinsencius' SVARTA MADAM (4 out of 5 stars!)
This is my first exposure to Jarno Lee Vinsencius' work. Moody and
atmospheric, with top-notch quality, as is with THE WITCH (a film that
I thoroughly enjoyed from all perspectives) SVARTA MADAM is Jarno Lee
Vinsencius' tour de force in 23:50. Wise not to make a feature film,
SVARTA MADAM is the right length, with a cautionary pace building to
it's climax. Vinsencius gently takes you in to his main characters'
nightmare. With excellent performances by the cast and and fine score,
it was a pleasure to screen. My only criticism (and it could due to the
over-saturation of the device here in the States) is that there are too
many jump-scares. Though effective, I have discovered that once a
jump-scare occurs, the end result is that it takes the tension out of
the film. Too many jump-scares not only removes tension, like wind out
of the sails of a boat, but now we, the audience, have been trained to
expect more jump-scares as the film moves forward, hence dampening the
suspense. Aside from that, I truly enjoyed SVARTA MADAM. I look forward
to more independent work by Jarno Lee Vinsencius and his outstanding
repertoire of actors, designers & technicians.
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