Substack: on The Heart Machine (2014)

On my Substack, I posted a slightly re-worked piece I wrote for the now-defunct (and off the web, unfortunately) site The Dissolve, on Zachary Wigon’s surprisingly harrowing The Heart Machine. When you hear the plot, you might think you know what it is going to be. But John Gallagher, Jr. gives such an amazing performance of an obsessed-to-the-point-of-being-terrifying man: it’s not to be missed. I don’t hear it getting much chatter, if any, so I thought I’d share my thoughts again. Kate Lyn Sheil, someone I’ve written quite a bit about – an actress I really admire, including the roles she chooses – plays the girl in this skewed-Internet-romance-drama. This one I’m putting out for free, so if you’re interested, have a read: Wherever you go, there you are. Unfortunately.

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