It is hard to see how one could make a movie about a movie theater.
In its entirety, Gaslight: The Movie is a film in which the movie theater is portrayed as a gaslight, with an abusive, manipulative atmosphere.
It is about a woman who, having been rejected by her husband, flees his apartment in order to escape his abusive, controlling, and abusive father.
It has the trappings of a classic film: a cast of characters that, for the most part, resemble themselves, the plot involves a man who steals money from his wife, the central character is an abusive woman who becomes a gaslighter, the title is a reference to the movie Gaslight, and the film is set in the 1970s, the decade in which Gaslight was released.
The movie’s most prominent feature is the portrayal of the theater, which is depicted as an evil, misogynistic, malevolent institution.
Gaslight is not only a film that portrays a gaslit theater, it is also a film by a film critics, who, in this case, are the stars of the film.
The film’s critics are: David Krasny, who wrote the screenplay, and whose book Gaslight tells the story of the Gaslight Theater; Robert Breslin, whose novel Gaslight follows the plot of the movie; and Peter Fink, who is credited as the cinematographer on the film and who was the cinematography director on Gaslight.
A shortlist of the most important reviews: “The best film critic film on the planet” by The New York Times, April 14, 2011.
“The greatest film review film ever made” by Entertainment Weekly, April 16, 2011, and “The most important film critics film” by Film Comment, April 19, 2011—both in the New York Review of Books.
“Best movie review in history” by New York Film Critics Circle, May 6, 2011; “The movie critic’s bible” by IndieWire, May 13, 2011 and “Best critics movie ever made in the world” by Collider, June 10, 2011—”the first ever Best critics movie”—the first time that a film from a critic had been nominated for Best Critics Circle Award, which was given to the film by the Criterion Collection, and also the first time a film received the coveted “Best Criticial Award” from the Critic Club.
“This is a movie that has a powerful message” by Screen Daily, July 20, 2011 (“The most influential film critic’s film on Earth”).
“This movie is an important film” (Film Comment, July 21, 2011), by The Washington Post.
“A brilliant, entertaining, and deeply moving film” in The Guardian, August 13, 2012 (“the most important critic’s movie ever”).
“An amazing piece of filmmaking” by Moviefone, August 17, 2012—”the most influential critic’s cinema ever”—by Film Comment.
“An interesting look at a subject that has often been marginalized” by the New Yorker, August 24, 2012—a “important film” (“the only one of the year that received the accolade”).
“A truly beautiful film” and “A powerful statement” by LA Weekly, August 28, 2012 (which was the most influential review of the month).
“This film is a powerful film” from The Atlantic, September 10, 2012, (“The first film to get this award”).
“One of the best films I have seen in a long time” by Cinema Blend, September 13, 2013.
“It is a very interesting, thoughtful film” of the Guardian, September 17, 2013 (“The best critics film of the week”).
“It has a great message” from Film Comment (“The biggest movie critic film ever”).
“[This is] one of those movies that has an impact” from Cinema Blend (“the best critics movie of the decade”).
“The story is simple, but the plot twists are brilliant” from Variety (“the film’s best movie”).
“Its an amazing piece” by People, September 23, 2013, (“the director’s most important work”).
“it’s a powerful movie” from New York Magazine, October 1, 2013—”the film with the most impact on the critic community.”
“The film is both an incredible piece of art and a powerful statement about a subject” from LA Weekly (“The film’s most influential critics film”).
“the film is also an incredible statement about how art is important” from Forbes (“the biggest critic’s movies of the years”).
“this movie has an absolutely wonderful message” (Time Out New York, October 3, 2013).
“A film that has done a tremendous amount of good for the arts” from IndieWire (“The next best critics work of the summer”).
“a brilliant piece of film” as the New Orleans Times-Picayune described it in the Los Angeles Times, October 8, 2013—it is the film with “the most impact