Buffalo '66

Buffalo '66 ★★★★

The only way I can make sense of this, is to view it as a comedy, because it really has some funny moments.

I really like the use of the little boxes, a great use of style that adds to the charm of it all.

Everything is kind of off, like we missed a 5 minute scene or two, which gives clarity to the situation. You gotta love this though, the otherworldliness of everything, plus the film stock, it's just the bees knees.

It does have a strange student film vibe, in that everything isn't sanded off. Those rough edges or parts that in other hands, would have been cut out, are here and stand out in a good way. They are utilized as a strength, and don't distract the audience.

The feel of the film is loose, I won't say jazzy because I don't listen to enough jazz to know what I'm talking about, but I feel that people have used that term with this film before, or films like it. It feels like everything has the chance of spilling over, and that there isn't really a script, everyone is just riffing something. The lack of control from the cast, and the audience not knowing what's really going on, is something to be enjoyed. That feeling not always works, and can get annoying, but instead is a fun ride into the unknown.