The Vast of Night ★★½

Lots of really impressive formal control here; when there's actually something to look at, this is quite elegantly composed. Unfortunately it's in service of a lot of aw shucks quaintness and a glorified radio drama. I'm sorry but it's sleep-inducing. And the framing device is just useless. Did we really need to be prompted that this is sort of like an old Twilight Zone?

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