Films in 50 words-ish: Spellbound

Buy SpellboundFor these kids, spelling is a sport as demanding as anything physical. But a sinister oddness permeates the film. Little touches – serif fonts last fashionable in the ’70s, washed out colours that made a California beach house cold and depressing – conspire against the subjects keep them in their weird nerd pigeonhole.

A fun 7.5 out of ten.


(originally posted to Vague Film Club website 30/10/2003)

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