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Everything Strange and New
Already bent by the demands of his home life - fatherhood, a faltering marriage, and a submerged mortgage - a tradesman struggles to balance his own appetites and expectations with those of a friend in need. "Everything Strange and New" is an intimate portrait of ordinary people and their longing for certainty in uncertain times.Wayne is a carpenter, no longer young but uneasy with the emotional complexities of adulthood. Aimless hours spent with Leo, his newly-divorced drinking buddy, offer some relief to the heavy gravity at home, where his kids run roughshod over his increasingly… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In any case, this intriguing, sometimes frustrating, in some ways amateurish movie is a work of vaulting artistic ambition."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"The film does something quite amazing in allowing the kind of bottled-up emotional dynamic that heterosexual masculinity requires to finally express itself in speech."
‑ Diego Costa, Slant Magazine
"The film conveys the intimate sense of reading a diary and provides no more consolation than we feel in writing in our own."
‑ Brian Miller, Village Voice
"Frazer Bradshaw's debut feature reeks of a need to do something grand, and its attempt to reach high art makes its failure that much more obvious."
‑ Beverly Berning, culturevulture.net
"The images are sometimes heavy-handed, and the same can be said of the film as a whole."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
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