Sunday, January 30, 2011

Press Summary for Blackmail Boys

"[An] oddly endearing mix of graphic sex, young love and home-movie noir... BLACKMAIL BOYS rewards target auds with a high quotient of sexual explicitness combined with thesping of genuinely unaffected sweetness."
- Ronnie Scheib, VARIETY (Jan. 27, 2011) 
"BLACKMAIL BOYS is about more than extortion. It's also about double lives, the violence that can lurk inside those who cannot face themselves and the laudable quest for gay marriage in the United States... The directors and their talented cinematographer show remarkable technical facility with the barest of means."
- Andy Webster, THE NEW YORK TIMES (Jan. 27, 2011) 
"Captivating images of intimacy... When the film takes a step back from its characters, letting them be, it achieves some kind of cinematic novelty."
- Diego Costa, SLANT MAGAZINE (Jan. 26, 2011) 
"If you've ever wondered how Gregg Araki's cinematic sensibilities might fuse with mumblecore mopery, BLACKMAIL BOYS is your answer... enlivened by the Shumanskis' jarring, customarily graphic sex scenes and understated humor."
- Mark Holcomb, THE VILLAGE VOICE (Jan. 26, 2011) 

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