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  • Summary: After looking into the sun during a photo shoot, Alex begins to see blurs and apparitions. Doctors cannot help him. Alex begins to see the apparition of a mysterious and beautiful woman wherever he goes. She appears in his photographs when no one was there... In his quest to seek out this woman he travels deep into the dark underbelly of New York City and is faced with moral and existential dilemmas. (Cyprian Films)

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  1. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    50
    Papas leans too heavily on expected street types (a black pimp, multi-ethnic skate punks) to populate his underworld, but he compensates with expressionistic HD photography and eerie electronic doodling to sustain an impossible mood of productive unease.
  2. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    40
    Though the low-budget picture is not without interest, its uneven thesping, sound quality and special effects might prove more welcome on the fest fringe.
  3. Intermittently beautiful but frustratingly leaden, Shutterbug labors ineffectually to promote authenticity over artifice. A heavily stylized paean to undoctored images, the movie never quite clicks as a succession of moving ones.
  4. Reviewed by: Matthew Nestel
    30
    This NYC-stamped film may claim street cred because it set-up shop along No Man’s Land, Brooklyn, late at night, but its drowsy work and parlor tricks suck the life out of what’s supposed to be a sleepless city.
  5. Writer-director Minos Papas channels both David Lynch and Dante’s "Inferno," but Shutterbug lacks the poetry--or precision--of a true phantasmic freak-out.
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  1. Nov 24, 2010
    10
    Best indie movie I've seen in a long time...very imaginative and deriviative of greek mythology..very visual and vibrant ..great acting by all the actors and actresses Expand