nobody movie_Calgary Underground 2022 Short Film Short Review: CORNERS, A Tailored Deadpan

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Rory is a thorough man in a careless world. In the near future, Canada, and possibly the whole world, will adopt a thorough set of guidelines for the inspection and health of the corners of public buildings.

Rory takes his job seriously. Very seriously. Burying himself in corner #4 of the Cocoon furniture store with his custom gear (triangular-attached hard hats connected to his trapezius muscles) and various measurement systems, he searches for… something while the showroom’s well-dressed owner collapses in despair fourth wall. We kind of feel her pain, but we’re not sure exactly what’s going on inside her corners.

In the remaining 10 minutes, Rory’s determination to be the thorough engineer is put to the test himself, using springs and weights and measures, while Dave joins in with his fancy lasers and cloud-based reports. Dave spends more time flirting with the owner and is offered the store’s free mashed potatoes and homemade ketchup and calls the actual inspection.

Not Rory. Being pushed aside in the task he knows best is an existential crisis. Alcohol and professional wrestling do not help his situation.

Omnipresent character actor Michal D. Cohen (On site, whiplash, Henry Danger), with his frizzy hair, bald head, and slightly undersized physique, is a crazier, less menacing Henry Gibson. In corners He is a larger than life keeper of knowledge and secrets. Nobody seems to want to know.

Cohen plays Rory as the seeker, nay, the oracle of anonymous space and potential danger where two walls meet. He once averted a closure – in this very business, he’ll tell you – by early detection of structural stress through his humidity and temperature measurements and fault lines. Do people appreciate him? Absolutely not. Do people tolerate him? Hardly. Is he right about his devotion? Possibly.

James Brylowski’s overly fussy, overly intense, dry tone about ego, hyper-niche expertise, and professional hubris, straddles the line between Christopher Guest mockumentary and indie character study, and commands some respect for his dedication to it; both the universality of people’s behavior and the oddness.

For making everyone superficially unsympathetic in the normal sense, but eventually endearing in the specific nanoverse he’s investigating here. In the end, one might actually guess that every corner has two sides.

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