The Next Hit (Short Film Thoughts: Just Past Noon on a Tuesday)

jpnShort films, like short stories work best if they portray a specific time, a slice of life, and my favorite type – if i conveys that brilliant moment of two ships passing in the night. The set up of ‘Just Past Noon on a Tuesday’ by Travis Matthews is promising: two guys meet after their mutual hook-up partner dies. It can show how two people can connect in a  short period, and how that moment can be fleeting once they separate. But this film doesn’t deliver – it’s just short of a porn scene, and I didn’t really feel emotional connection between the two characters, and that is the most important element necessary in a story like this. This felt like two drug addicts looking for a next hit – just not my kind of people.

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