Flavorwire: The 6 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘Ballet 422,’ ‘Before I Disappear’

Before I Disappear: Shawn Christensen’s comedy/drama isn’t exactly a narrative groundbreaker: it’s the story of desperate burnout, brought back from the brink by reconnecting with family and facing himself. So why is this film so thrillingly unpredictable and breathlessly alive? Before I Disappear is stylish and cool without breaking a sweat, yet free of the hollow emotional detachment that’s so often attached to such aesthetics. Christensen’s style is disarmingly improvisational — you never quite know where he’s going next tonally, but the steadiness of his hand (as filmmaker and actor) is so assured that it barely matters. Original, intoxicating stuff. [x]

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