The Wolfpack

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

  • ★★★½ review by TaqueroSatanico on Letterboxd

    En el cajón de:

    -Películas hacen chiquito el corazón.

    -Papá culero.

    -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.

  • ★★★★ review by Juan Bacaro on Letterboxd

    Como si "Kynodontas" de Yorgos Lanthimos conociera a "Be kind rewind" de Michel Gondry. También, algo del famoso libro "The Film Club" de David Gilmour se trasluce.

    Uno de los más fascinantes y emotivos documentales del año. Además, hay unos cuantos fragmentos de versiones 'suecadas' de grandes títulos de Hollywood.

    Si hay algo que se le pueda criticar a "The Wolfpack" todavía no sé que es. A lo mejor, tal y como leí en alguna crítica, el material se dispersa un poco y su directora, Crystal Moselle, no logra apuntar la lupa en el ángulo más adecuado para explorar más efectivamente esta increíble, bizarra y alucinante historia.

    La gran pregunta es: ¿Cómo hizo Moselle para conocer a los hermanos Angulo? Este video se encarga de explicarlo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4jMlque2vs

    Existen más versiones homemade que pueden verse desde el website oficial de este documental que se llevó el Gran Premio del Jurado en Sundance 2015. Entre los clips se incluye uno de "The Grand Budapest Hotel": www.magpictures.com/thewolfpack/

  • ★★★½ review by Marianna Neal on Letterboxd

    Let's be honest, the subject of this documentary is fascinating and unusual. The brothers are very interesting, and of course, the situation that they're in will keep you watching. But here's the big issue I had with The Wolfpack: so much more could have been done here! This film exists only to show the Angulo family, but doesn't really bother to ask questions, or offer any kind of point of view or commentary, and that's really unfortunate. My eyes were glued to the screen, and I didn't want to miss a single word, but the brothers get credit for that one, not the way the documentary is made.

    This movie is part of my "31 Day Movie Challenge | August 2016":

    #23 - A documentary

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