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    How did I come to know the existence of this movie?

    Let's say the story started when, years ago, my government built a school for the arts in my country. In that school there were film facilities, film teachers, and a film degree course.

    In the first cohort a lady shot a film on Super 16mm film. I saw the trailer for it on YT. I never saw the film.

    Days later, I was thinking, does anyone still shoot on…

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  • Robert Hubbard

    ½

    Shooting on Super-8 and a good electronic score only goes so far - the visuals can't compensate for the sub-par acting (as soon as any of the characters open their mouths, it's downhill from there), and a decent storyline. Applaud the retro-ness of it, but all the wrong lessons were taken away. Nothing in the entire film even gets close to approaching the title.

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  • Diogo Vale

    ★★★

    There are some nice images which make the film seem better than it actually is. Other than that, I found How the Sky Will Melt somewhat uninteresting, in spite of the film's attempts to keep itself intriguing.

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  • Brian Doering

    ★★★★

    With a blazing carpenter-esque score How the Sky Will Melt bounces between abstract comedy, introverted drama and psychedelic horror. This grainy 8mm film plays like an artifact of unknown origin that you’re just never sure what to make of but you know you won’t forget anytime soon. Per Wade’s Q&A after the film, Sky is to remind you of that moment when you wake up at 3am to some random movie on the TV. You don’t know the movie, you…

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  • Kentucker Audley

    Filled with wild visions, How the Sky Will Melt is a one-of-a-kind new feature in the realm of experimental weirdness — horror elements bump into far-out psychedelia which bumps into meta comedy. An immensely imaginative story of a musician looking to escape from fame by entering into a surreal often nightmarish mystery of time and space.

    Her name is Gwen, a redhead in a leather jacket roaming the land under vague circumstances. We find out she’s looking for a place…

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  • Rakestraw

    ★★★½

    Three years in the making, Matthew Wade’s How the Sky Will Melt has the distinction of being an extremely rare piece of cinema for its time. A feature-length filmed on Super 8 released into a cinematic landscape overcrowded with digital films upon digital films. Wade’s debut definitely possesses a hook intriguing enough (Super 8!) to a garner a certain amount of curiosity. Although, the question of, does the film and its narrative contain enough substance to warrant a feature-length? or,…

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