PRESS & NEWs

"This beautifully acted and photographed drama leaves a lasting impression...the film succeeds in its goal of evocatively capturing the feelings of joy, tempered by a world-weary wariness, that accompany the blossoming of an unexpected romance....If you're not already in love when you see the film, you'll desperately want to be afterwards." -Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter  


"This beautifully acted and photographed drama leaves a lasting impression...the film succeeds in its goal of evocatively capturing the feelings of joy, tempered by a world-weary wariness, that accompany the blossoming of an unexpected romance....If you're not already in love when you see the film, you'll desperately want to be afterwards." -Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter
 

  "Amato is a radical filmmaker, willing to make a movie that travels like a river, or unfolds like a piece of music or a real human life, something that seems alien after we’ve slumped in theater seats, overdazzling our retinas with exploding cars and exploding planets. He realizes the transformative power of seeing—and not seeing. Of showing the full spectrum of a full human life, with a slice hidden in shadow. That unsettled, mysterious place makes room for the watcher but throws down the challenge to do more than just watch. Is this is a particle, or a wave? it asks. Who are you? What’s in your pockets? And what do you see?" - Stefene Russell, St. Louis Magazine

 

"Amato is a radical filmmaker, willing to make a movie that travels like a river, or unfolds like a piece of music or a real human life, something that seems alien after we’ve slumped in theater seats, overdazzling our retinas with exploding cars and exploding planets. He realizes the transformative power of seeing—and not seeing. Of showing the full spectrum of a full human life, with a slice hidden in shadow. That unsettled, mysterious place makes room for the watcher but throws down the challenge to do more than just watch. Is this is a particle, or a wave? it asks. Who are you? What’s in your pockets? And what do you see?" - Stefene Russell, St. Louis Magazine

 
  "An uncompromisingly visionary and unconventionally methodical film (think Antonioni circa 1960). It’s all about the dust in the air of the main character’s secondhand shop, the unlaundered close quarters of working class living, the way the sun sets near a metal yard by the Mississippi River. It so effectively celebrates the rare beauty in the forgotten. The film must be allowed to wash over you like a good Over The Rhine album or a Jim Jarmusch film. THE MAKINGS OF YOU is a welcome success." - Jim Tudor, Twitch

 

"An uncompromisingly visionary and unconventionally methodical film (think Antonioni circa 1960). It’s all about the dust in the air of the main character’s secondhand shop, the unlaundered close quarters of working class living, the way the sun sets near a metal yard by the Mississippi River. It so effectively celebrates the rare beauty in the forgotten. The film must be allowed to wash over you like a good Over The Rhine album or a Jim Jarmusch film. THE MAKINGS OF YOU is a welcome success." - Jim Tudor, Twitch