Alex (Del Castillo) is a photographer who wanders Manhattan by night, compulsively filling his film rolls in a search for “aesthetic truth.” It’s a sunrise, though, that damages his retinas, flooding Alex’s eyes with ghostly blurs from other dimensions; these haunting figments lure Alex across the Williamsburg Bridge for a rambling Brooklyn vision quest. Oh, the hipster-anity! Writer-director Minos Papas channels both David Lynch and Dante’s Inferno, but Shutterbug lacks the poetry—or precision—of a true phantasmic freak-out. Like his protagonist, Papas seems to have an unfortunate knack for shooting before thinking.
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