|This film was an official selection at the 10th annual International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival in Phoenix in 2014. Here's an index to my reviews of 2014 films.|
It might have helped if the song had been more memorable (or more strange), but it's just not my thing. The official YouTube channel for the Hemmingbirds describes them as an 'atmospheric indie rock band from Chicago', but they sounded like easy listening hipster music to me. I didn't dislike the song and the band clearly played it deeply enough to find their way inside it, but it didn't do anything for me at all. I wasn't even impressed by the video, however evocative the lighting and Instagram colour play and the bizarre way the black demons blip in and out, but it all felt rather like the closing minutes of a television show with the end credits digitally removed. I'm sure there are teenage girls hating at me through their phone screens right now because their favourite Hemmingbird is dreamy and how dare I put them down, but I really don't care. This is a way to help you meditate for five minutes; it isn't a horror movie and it really had no place in a set of shorts at a genre festival. Most pointless selection ever.
My Love, Our Time is Now can be watched for free on YouTube.