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  • "The Final Moments of Karl Brant" Short Film Review — 4 out of 5 stars

    Thu, 01 Aug 2013 09:22:38

    "The Final Moments of Karl Brant" Short Film Review — 4 out of 5 stars - By ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino...

    The future's a funny thing.

    There's no way of telling what's around the bend, and that's why futurism remains such ripe subject matter for sci-fi. Short film The Final Moments of Karl Brant offers an innovative, inventive, and intriguing vision of the future where two detectives digitally resurrect a murder victim to interrogate him about his final moments. It's a concept that hasn't been explored before and writer director M. Francis Wilson artfully explores it with a thoughtful narrative, intense pacing, and even some impressive digital effects.

    Rounded out by stellar performances from the iconic Paul Reubens and one of the screen's most scorching presences Janina Gavankar, this is the kind of sci-fi-mystery tryst worth lusting over. Gavankar's both engaging and enigmatic on screen, pulling in viewers as Reubens' protagonist proves riveting at points. Moments evoke Blade Runner, but The Final Moments of Karl Brant is its own mini-epic begging to blossom into something much larger.

    The future is looking bright for this brilliant expose.

    Watch It Below



    See our review of Janina Gavankar's "Waiting for Godot" here!

    See our last interview with her here!

    Rick Florino
    08.01.13


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