Stealing trombones, connecting callers, baking biscuits.
The film opens with a scene following a character as he chats with people at a high school basketball game. It feels both totally natural and completely engaging. It's what every low budget film want to be — hell, it's what every movie should aspire to.
The Vast of Night feels like Pontypool, only more on my wavelength. The friend who recommended it liked the immersive attention to detail, like the girl filling in at the board for the telephone operator, and I have to agree. Loved everything about this one.