Directed by Crystal Moselle
Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch. Nicknamed ‘The Wolfpack’, the brothers spend their childhood reenacting their favorite films using elaborate home-made props and costumes. Their world is shaken up when one of the brothers escapes and everything changes.
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★★★½ review by Ava Davis on Letterboxd
Josh Lewis once said this movie was me in cinematic form because of the quote "if i didn't have movies life would be boring. there would be no point to go on" thanks josh
★★★★ review by MasterLundegaard on Letterboxd
Utterly fascinating via its stark honesty and strangely visceral dissection of isolation, culture, and the influence of people and things around us, The Wolfpack goes so far beyond a documented depiction of teenagers in love with film that it starts to meld an attitude and style that is all its own. As angsty and foreboding as the grunge rock that defines its soundtrack and as soft and emotional as the grainy home videotapes that are scattered across the film like the particles of dust on a DVD shelf, The Wolfpack is a strange beast, but unique and biting to a point that is damn-near irresistible. A-
★★★★ review by Minty on Letterboxd
struggling to articulate my feelings on this. charming? unsettling? heartbreaking? relatable?
more than anything, i loved watching the way these kids' faces light up whenever they talk about anything to do with film. the excitement in their eyes. their unbridled passion & creativity. movies are good, man.
★★★½ review by TaqueroSatanico on Letterboxd
En el cajón de:
-Películas hacen chiquito el corazón.
-Películas dentro de películas.
Ojalá les depare un gran futuro en el cine a estos muchachos.
★★★½ review by Raul Marques on Letterboxd
This is what a documentary with a weak script looks like. Moselle's ability to convince the family to share their story is way more impressive than her work on the actual film, that suffers from the bad kind of loose structure and lack of guidance to the narrative. The Angulo brothers are really compelling characters, more so than the privation of almost any social interaction would imply, but their charisma can only go as far with such a messy direction. Both parents are far creepier than the vast majority of villains, although there is an effort to try to humanize them.
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