Two pages magazines:media:rufus

81 views

Published on

MAGAZINE REVIEWS FOR BLOGGER

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
81
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
1
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Two pages magazines:media:rufus

  1. 1. 44 CUTS APRIL 2013 www.screenagazine.comType to enter textNot Just a bit ofFluff......................................................................................................RELEASED May 1stCERTIFICATE PGDIRECTOR SebastianWhitsfieldCAST Philly Marra, SebastianWhitsfield, Terrisha Downton-Snood and Robbie JudkinsRUNNING TIME 5 mins.PLOT When a boy, (SebastianWhitsfield) cheats on his‘girlfriend’(Terrisha DowntownSnood) he seeks wisdom from thegreat the buddhist, Robbie Judkins..................................................................................A truly creative and meaningfulinsight into the trials of younglove.Philly Marra stands as real joy.You may have just caught herrecent cameo on ’30 Rock’,playing the part of Jack Donaghy’slife coach which was utterlyhilarious. However, as gifted asshe is at comedy her performancein ‘Fluff’ is enchanting and doesnot rely on her comedicsensibility, instead we see an trulytouching interpretation ofWhitsfield’ script, which anchorsthe film and gives it real heartwithout ever being sentimental.Overall stand-up comics seem tobe breaking through and we arebeginning to see just what theycan do.Whitsfield has also turned acorner; his anchoringperformance (which he has alsoproduced) has ensured the film’snarrative never flags.The short, just over five minutes,is shot on entirely on locationwhich has now become ahallmark of a Whitsfield film.‘There is so much more life on areal street, I need that energy toimbue my film.IF YOU ARE EXPECTING to see‘Crazy Love’, Part 2, then ‘Fluff’ isgoing to be a big disappointment.Whitsfield has succeeded in throwingoff the Rom-Com slush and deliveredGood performance too fromRobbie Judkins, a memorable anduplifting performance in his part asthe mystic.Whitsfield is well within hiscomfort zone, being no strangerto playing the almost comicallooser. Such familiar elementsaside Whitsfield is authentic.When I stopped by his offices lastweek, I was surprised when hetold me that the film was inspiredby a true life episode, ‘I believethat being so intimately connectedto the story gave me a bettergrasp of my character.’ How didyou find directing? ‘I have toadmit working on both sides ofthe camera has it’s problems,but I’d do it again.’VERDICT Marra’s role isshamefully underwritten(especially for an actress capableof carrying a franchise), but Fluffis a indie cut above your averageboy meets girl with a lovelyexperimental-chaos vibe.David Hughes★ ★ ★.......................................................................................................................Whitsfieldreflects,‘working onboth sidesof the camerahas it’sproblemsbut I woulddo it again’.FLUFF‘A LITTLE GEM’IN CINEMAS.........
  2. 2. 44 CUTS APRIL 2013 www.screenagazine.comFluffFILMSOFTHEMONTHUnited Kingdom 2013Reviewed by Clyde SadianDirector: Sebastian WhitsfieldOur very own ‘Blue Valentine’There’s a scene in Sebastian Whitfield’s film inwhich Noah, a distressed teen finds solace in thesoutherly winds beautifully depicted both visuallyand digectically.This is a little charmer of a film which stays withyou long after you have left the cinema. Thesimple narrative allows the story to roll a long butunderneath all is simmering. The love interest,Philly Marra is pitch perfect, showing just howwide this still young actress is. As for Whitsfield Iwas pleased to see his move away from ‘CrazyLove‘ two dimensionality into a far deeper andfunnier character study. Spoiler Alert! RobbieJudkins plays the mystic and as always brings hisown familiar quirkiness to the part.The second film from Whitsfield is inclined to thissort of symbolism in a way that his last, Crazy Love(2012), was not.93Credits and SynopsisProduced byAlison SterlingWritten bySebastian RiversDirector ofPhotographyAndirezejWojceichowskiFilm EditorJohnny RossAnnie SherbonneProduction editorJim BeamMusicChris HajianSound MixerzsqEric Thomas©First PositionFilms LLCProductionCompaniesA Bess KargmanProductionsupported byThe ManhattanMovementcastPhilly Mara,SebastianWhitsfieldIt’s an eloquent love story soft butfunny without ever being formulaic. Itis truth that wins, and plays out soabsorbing.With ‘Fluff’ Whitsfield moves on to vastlydifferent territory. An expansive and manytextured love story, shot on location inLondon the film explores moments.

×