‘Clifton Hill’: A Neo-Noir Chasing The Tiger’s Tail Of David Lynch-Level Weirdness [Tiff Review]

It’s almost surprising that abnormal neo-noir hasn’t seen more of an obnoxious resurgence post-“Twin Peaks: The Return.” Audiences have been re-introduced to its flavor, here and there, with films like David Robert Mitchell’s languorous and controversial “Under the Silver Lake” or the strangely unsung Hollywood mystery, “Gemini,” starring Lola Kirke in an underrated performance. Canadian filmmaker, Albert Shin has moved weird noir out of Los Angeles and into a slightly more rural setting, Clifton Hills — one of Niagara Falls most popular tourist locations — for his tonally confusing, spooky conspiracy thriller, whose title also shares the name of its crooked little casino town.

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