The Scenesters
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An innovative and quirky dark comedy that both honors and deconstructs the conventions of the classic 'who-done-it?' film noir, THE SCENESTERS is about your average down-on-his-luck guy with an unconventional day job as a crime scene cleaner. For years, Charlie Newton (Blaise Miller) has been the butt of jokes from every cocky investigator. What no one realizes, though, is that Charlie has a highly-developed Sherlockian sense of deduction. As a couple of apathetic detectives (Kevin M. Brennan and Monika Jolly) investigate a series of killings in ultra-hip East Los Angeles, Charlie is… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

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"The writer-director Todd Berger parades his stylistic chops with his self-satisfied, vérité-ish comedy "The Scenesters," a tepid show-business satire."
‑ Andy Webster, New York Times
"The film plays like an in-joke home movie of the very folks it means to send up."
‑ Ernest Hardy, L.A. Weekly
"destined to become a cult classic that actually also deserves to be seen."
‑ Todd Gilchrist, FEARnet
"Audiences will shrug at the mystery's solution but likely will be eager to see what Berger & Co. do next."
‑ Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
"Likely to be rejected as a labored, smug, and ultimately inert neo-noir crime comedy, a movie far too wrapped in its own cleverness to engage the viewer with anything above rampaging self-awareness."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"This jumbled satirical mystery is too pleased with itself for its own good."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Not perfect, but a fun and rangy, noir-tinged murder comedy. The Scenesters has in abundance what every independent film yearns for -- intrigue and a cocksure rhythm that doesn't ever feel false."
‑ Brent Simon, Shared Darkness
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