|"... a gritty Thin Blue Line meets Blow Up
of two public-access TV show hosts murdered in New Jersey...
Avalos and Weiler boldly go where no filmmaker has gone before..."
|A slick thriller. There is betrayal, death and a twisty
climactic frisson in this dark, media mauling parable.
"The Last Broadcast" is so densely constructed and
intellectually assured that it makes "Blair Witch"
look like a nifty stunt and not much more.
It's the difference between watching "Halloween"
and "The Shining," to name two other classic horror movies.
You don't have to be a film buff to recognize
that one effort is clearly the product of a supe-
NEW JERSEY STAR LEDGER
|The older The Last Broadcast is eerily similar
to The Blair Witch Project. It's a scary,
thought-provoking, and extremely well-crafted film.
|"Sixty minutes meets War of the Worlds meets the
meets the OJ Simpson trial...The acting is realistic...
The story is well told... It's terrific."
FOX TV FILM CRITIC, Bill Wine
|*** 1/2 stars
"The Last Broadcast is creepy and provocative...
a startlingly good feature... a smart assured work
no matter how exactly it was made."
|"Expertly crafted and convincingly presented, this film
is one of the best of the fest this year. No stone is
left unturned as Avalos and Weiler show us the rest of
the story that the police investigation failed to turn up.
Open and shut case it's not, as you the viewer are asked to
be the judge and jury of this twisted tale."
LUMPEN MAGAZINE, Chris Molnar
|Avalos and Weiler's digital movie packs a more creative
and frightening wallop than most Hollywood pictures made for millions.
WILLIAMETTE WEEKLY, PORTLAND
|"To be as curt as possible, The Last Broadcast will
fuck you up. Fuck you up good.
CITY PAGES MINNEAPOLIS WEEKLY
|...the film itself goes beyond a Spinal Tap-esque joke
and ends up tackling the supreme weirdness of the 90's:
tabloid television spun out of control, corporations controlling
everything, Internet frenzy and ambitious, delusional,
egomaniac do-it-yourself-ers. What Coppola's The Conversation
was to Nixon's Watergate, The Last Broadcast is to Clinton's Monicagate.
RAYGUN MAGAZINE - Sarah Jacobson
|"The movie is often strange, entrancing and incredibly
creepy. Don't see it alone, and if you do, don't go to
bed alone. Some images linger, and are so thought provoking
that chances are they'll be there tbe next morning like a
deadly hangover. That alone is just a part of the
beauty of The Last Broadcast."
THE VANGUARD POP ARTS SECTION
|"The story itself is so engaging that I was on the edge of
my chair, dying to know what happens next. It's so rare that
I'm totally immersed in a film and I don't look at my watch.
But this combined with great filmmaking skills, great content,
great characters, great subtext, great overview and innovative
ways to use these skills makes this a masterpiece."
This densely clever 21st century mockumentary about the
Jersey Devil, an internet psychic, the death of public-access
cable TV and ritual killing is it. A Thin Blue Line for
the multi-media savvy Generation X-Files...
CREATIVE LOAFING ATLANTA WEEKLY