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The Blazing World (2021)

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Critic Consensus: The Blazing World's scattershot script isn't always able to support writer-director-star Carlson Young's ambitions, but its arresting visuals hold the attention.

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The Blazing World falls short narratively and visually.

October 18, 2021 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Overstuffed and overextended, The Blazing World is buoyed by the soundtrack (especially the songs by Isom Innis and Sean Cimino in their project Peel), and the too brief appearance by the wonderful Soko.

October 15, 2021 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

There's plenty of imagination on display in The Blazing World, but it's buried amidst the narrative and stylistic self-indulgence that assumes we'll be interested in going on this very strange and ultimately enervating journey.

October 14, 2021 | Full Review…

"The Blazing World" throws an ornate heap of production design at an anemically scripted psychological metaphor, and counts on a combination of fairy dust and sheer determined nerve to make the whole contraption fly.

February 3, 2021 | Full Review…
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To awe with outrageousness is impressive, to also get us to empathize is cinema divine.

February 2, 2021 | Full Review…

Young's debut is ambitious and refuses to adhere to commercial conformity. It may not hit its emotional marks or substantially reinvent trauma depictions, but it's hard to ever be bored by a film that plays like a whimsical horror-fairy tale on acid.

February 1, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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