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By Alan Ng | December 12, 2022

In Gerald Webb’s short film, $TACK$, we learn what we deem valuable is not always as it appears to be. It also provides a valuable lesson in economics.

Set in an underground parking garage, two fierce rivals, Magdalena (Diahnna Nicole Baxter) and Hector (Mark Christopher Lawrence), meet for the first time in over a decade. The transaction between them is tense because the stakes are so high — the product is more valuable than you can imagine…”pure China white.”

“…the product is more valuable than you can imagine…’pure China white.'”

As a short film, the five-minute $TACK$  sets up its premise quickly. Said story involves a highly illegal transaction with a lot of money on the line. Webb builds the tension brilliantly and ends with a punchline reveal. Veteran actors Baxter and Lawrence are perfect as the gangs’ respective leaders.

This is a nitpick, but the short ends on the reveal, and I wish there were more of a punch on the punchline. Other than that, $TACK$  accomplishes what it needs to do in the end.

For screening information, visit the $TACK$ official website

$TACK$ (2022)

Directed and Written: Gerald Webb

Starring: Mark Christopher Lawrence, Diahnna Nicole Baxter, etc.

Movie score: 7/10

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"…builds the tension brilliantly and ends with a punchline reveal."

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