Film Based on Stranger Column Gets High Marks From NY Critics

april 28, 2006  01:49 pm
"Police Beat," based on the column of the same name by The Stranger Associate Editor Charles Mudede, opened in New York today and has received glowing reviews. Rob Nelson of the Village Voice said that while the film's concept -- vignettes of unusual crimes -- may sound "merely quirky on paper, its look is uniquely ravishing, its effect hypnotic." Manohla Dargis of The New York Times called the movie a "delicately funny tale about everyday surrealism." "Police Beat," which Mudede co-wrote with director Robinson Devor, was also shown at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005.