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‘Bellflower’ Director Evan Glodell’s ‘Big Gamble’

“We did anything we could to make this movie the best it can be because this is our big gamble,” said Evan Glodell about “Bellflower,” a movie he wrote, directed and starred in.

The film was made with no big-name stars or money, shot on the fly over the course of years. It’s the sort of insane, heroic filmmaking that gives jaded film writers like me, beaten down by a summer of depressingly bland and timid blockbusters, some hope that cinema might not be dead after all. Whatever you think of “Bellflower” — since the movie premiered at Sundance earlier this year, the movie has been polarizing — it is unquestionably a brave and original cinematic debut by Glodell. In fact, it might just be one of the best films of the year. Continue reading ‘‘Bellflower’ Director Evan Glodell’s ‘Big Gamble’’


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