By Dr. Rhonda Baughman | January 8, 2004

Thank you, Kimball Carr. What Peter Howitt was trying to accomplish in “Sliding Doors” in 99 minutes, Kimball Carr achieved in “Revolver” in 37 minutes. Go figure – big budget Hollywood is proved excessive again.  

Well-edited, well-acted, well-directed, and based on a short story. Kinda funny, kinda tense, kinda dreamy, and complete with a double-meaning. Holy s**t! I had to watch it twice to make sure I wasn’t imagining anything and to make sure that my New Year’s Eve narcotics weren’t simply still toying with me. A short indie film that didn’t entice me to create a new cyanide dip for my Tostitos? Call in Random House – I smell a book deal in progress! 

Who hasn’t been in Johnathon Jenner’s shoes? A never-ending day, full of bad luck – and endless day, once full of possibilities, torn away from you by one action … And who hasn’t wanted to be in Johnathon Jenner’s shoes? Miraculous options presented to you, on a shiny, silver platter, with only one minor stipulation to uphold … But who could make the final choice Johnathon Jenner decides upon? These are of course, for this review, rhetorical questions, but they could actually be taken seriously, mulled over, and discussed in class, should one be so inclined. 

I don’t want to give anything more – but this flick is a sure-fire inclusion as a special extra SOMEWHERE – and I can only hope that the particular ‘somewhere’ is on a killer full-length DVD feature that I know Kimball Carr is capable of …

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  1. Ethan Marten says:

    Thank you, Rhonda Baughman. Still making films to be mulled over, discussed, and hopefully enjoyed. You helped. Happy New Year.

    All the Best,
    Ethan Marten
    Producer/President CEO
    Yellow Ape Productions
    (aka Johnathan Jenner)

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