The Great Pretender ★★★★½

One of my fave festival watches ever. The interlocking, Rashomon-lite, perspectival shifts — brilliantly sketched and comically realized characters — the DP doing what he does best — the music sounding real good. Lots and lots of laughs plus some serious feelings of desperation too. It all comes together in breezy, but dense fashion proving to be Nathan Silver’s most enjoyable film in my opinion. 

I would think Jack Dunphy’s work as writer/editor seems to be a big part of that. Writer/Editor is a historically rare hybrid that, due to editing’s technically complex history. But now that editing is kind of intuitive, I expect to see more brilliant heads taking on this role. I certainly hope Mr. Dunphy continues.