A family attempt to connect with the murderer of their daughter after he's spent 20 years in prison for the crime.
Written By: Andrew Pelosi
Directed By: Dominic Pelosi
To watch "Target Fascination" is to see an older generation more akin to real life, than what you normally get to see onscreen. It's an uncommonly absorbing film with the 86-minute running time flowing past like water. Even better is that it has surprisingly good chemistry for an indie film, and a habit of flip-flopping your emotions towards the characters at any given moment. The story and subsequent film was written and directed by Andrew and Dominic Pelosi, reminding us that talent clearly can run in a family and I, for one am thankful. At it's heart we have a movie that tries to tackle the beast of emotions... forgiveness. The man who babbles about time healing all wounds is constantly trying to explain himself, and this movie demonstrates that perfectly. Not easy by any means. None-the-less, this tough subject matter takes center stage and although "Target Fascination" is not the perfect indie film, the short-comings are easily overlooked by the overall quality of the flick. This really is a cool film!
Technically we have a movie that although far superior to many low budget films, still suffers from some of the common issues. A wonky shot here and some bad audio there. Staples of independent film making. With that written however, let me also make it known that "Target Fascination" also contains some of the best lensing I have seen in an indie film. Moments of greatness exist and are common in this film! The sound, for the most part is pretty decent and the actors themselves, all play their respective parts well, at some points in the film, exceptionally well. Throw a slick edit into the post mix and BANG! A film that is very easy to watch and get lost in. "Target Fascination" is one of those movies you think you'll probably not like... and the next thing you know it's over. It's really that simple. Give the film 5 or 10 minutes and you'll wonder where your hour and a half went.
This is a great story conceptually, done up in a good way. There really is something inexplicable about "Target Fascination" that truly makes the film itself. On paper (in this case your screen) anything I write sounds hum-drum. Screen-grabs look hum-drum, name is a little odd and you may just think to pass on this one. Don't. The real treat is the one you can't explain that makes this a good watch. Movie Magic! From the interesting story to the conclusion that really doesn't wrap much up. Well, it does... but does it in a weird way... like real crazy emotions... You know what? Just watch the movie for yourself. This is one of those films you simply have to watch for in order to appreciate it, and knowing that... let me just say that you'll be glad you did.
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