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The Blazing World Reviews

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October 27, 2021
The Blazing World takes the concept of grief as an ongoing nightmare and jumbles it up in an incoherent horror movie. The cinematography is impressive, but the movie ultimately over-indulges in a lot of nonsense.
October 22, 2021
Resourceful and accomplished in its way, the film nonetheless feels like an affectedly angsty, juvenile princess fantasy that thinks it's Persona. Young demonstrated chutzpah...but next time I hope her talents focus on something less self-indulgent.
October 21, 2021
It's a slight problem that everything is so relentlessly full-on. But the outrageous flourishes effectively generate some darkly powerful emotions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 18, 2021
The Blazing World may be visually stunning, but otherwise it quickly burns out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 18, 2021
The Blazing World falls short narratively and visually.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 15, 2021
Trying to balance campy with clever, it flashes abundant visual flair yet stumbles in realizing its narrative ambitions.
October 15, 2021
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 14, 2021
It's an admirably imaginative piece, although the narrative's ... predictable trickery ultimately get the better of its visual elements.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 14, 2021
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 13, 2021
Carlson Young has settled for style over substance, which is semi-allowable when the work is this entrancing
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 13, 2021
Creepy twin stuff, Udo Kier, alternate realities-yes, The Blazing World. I am in.
Full Review | Original Score: 3
July 28, 2021
Young's film is a theme park of self-indulgence that forgoes characters and narratives in favour of gratuitous fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 26, 2021
(Carlson) Young is a talented storyteller, with a limitless vision that should hopefully fall more into focus as her career behind the camera evolves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 2, 2021
gorgeous phantasmagoria
June 6, 2021
A disarmingly charmless and amateurish series of indie genre check-boxes dressed up as something desperate to be described as "like Alice in Wonderland on acid."
April 16, 2021
The Blazing World displays an almost maddening level of talent and creativity. Here's hoping it's the start of something great.
March 25, 2021
The sharp colors palette of the evil dimension feels very reminiscent of the giallo films it seeks to pay homage to and Young's direction is incredibly stylish.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
February 25, 2021
I enjoyed how Young challenged me as a viewer with her feature film debut, and I look forward to seeing whatever she does next as a filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 22, 2021
Carlson Young's visual identity is stunning and she shows immense promise. But the thin narrative in THE BLAZING WORLD will irk some viewers.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
February 8, 2021
It's always frustrating when a film with a lot of potential only functions at 50%, as is the case with The Blazing World... The film's hour and a half feels like an elongated short film. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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