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Julia Loktev’s pocket-sized terrorist film Day Night Day Night is shaping up to be the most formidably divisive movie of the year (and no, we’re not considering the wide chasm between thoughtful and retarded that opened up in the critical community in the wake of this spring’s 300). Even at Reverse Shot, it’s proven an especially incendiary, and healthy, locus for argument—yes, we disagree amongst ourselves sometimes! We haven’t taken an exact poll, but thus far there seems to be a pretty even split down the middle, pro and con Loktev’s spare narrative about a nameless girl without a defined past who arrives in Times Square with the intention of carrying out a suicide bombing. For every one who finds it exploitation in the guise of a self-conscious art film, there’s another who thinks it’s an authentically emotional and empathetic universalization of our greatest fears.

What better time for a patented “Shot/Reverse Shot”? Here’s Kristi Mitsuda and Michael Joshua Rowin on Day Night Day Night. Also, earlier: Michael Koresky on indieWIRE.

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