The Vast of Night ★★★½


Certainly not for everyone, but this is a rock-solid micro-budget OUTER LIMITS/TWILIGHT ZONE riff that's as gentle as it is spooky. Like a relaxing campfire story or narrative podcast, it lulls the viewer into its habits and rhythms before twisting and turning towards the finish line. Slight, perhaps, and certainly predictable, but it's cozy and comfy and the long-takes are enthralling. Offers formal chops that so many of these nostalgia pastiches don't even bother with. Director Andrew Patterson has a bright future ahead.