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The Vast of Night (2019)



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Set at the dawn of the space-race over the course of one night in 1950s New Mexico, a young switchboard operator and a radio DJ uncover a strange frequency that could change their lives,their small town,and all of Earth... forever. THE VAST OF NIGHT falls down the rabbit hole of the Twilight Zone and carefully stitches together a narrative scavenger hunt through dropped phone calls, AM radio signals, secret reels of tape forgotten in a library, switchboards, crossed patchlines and an anonymous phone call. With confounding tracking camera work throughout, rapid fire dialogue and period perfect jargon, THE VAST OF NIGHT drops viewers into a time and town hidden away from outsiders. And whose mysteries only present themselves to those curious and patient enough to hear them.


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All Critics (31) | Top Critics (5)

Patterson trusts that chemistry will compensate for a gentle thriller that chooses to impress with ingenuity and charm instead of special effects.

September 15, 2019 | Rating: A | Full Review…

A film that announces a talent to watch.

September 13, 2019 | Full Review…

The Vast Of Night manages to be eerie and compelling despite unfolding mostly in a series of conversations and monologues tied together by a fictional Twilight Zone-esque show called Paradox Theatre.

August 2, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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A riveting and ultimately heartbreaking story about seemingly insignificant people who are irrevocably changed by contact with big things beyond their comprehension.

June 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Unpacks a generation's worth of Cold War fascination and paranoia.

January 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Even if it means way less than it thinks it does, it's that old-school wonder that makes you feel like a kid listening to Art Bell clips alone at 2:00 am.

January 16, 2020 | Full Review…

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