Sundance Wrap-up: Magic Magic, Circles, and Everything I Missed

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I think Silva’s one of the most entertaining, inventive and brilliant rising directors out there, and MAGIC MAGIC confirms my belief with its Polanski-esque flair for f#*!ing with its audience. One minute you’re laughing at the main characters’ bizarre (yet human) behavior; the next you become deeply disturbed as you realize its implications… The tension of being thrust into a group of strangers is a universally relatable feeling, of which Silva takes full advantage.