MARVELOUS AND THE BLACK HOLE – Review by Valerie Kalfrin

A magician brings some wonder and healing into a troubled teen’s life in the comedic drama Marvelous and the Black Hole, a film with an uneven tone that ultimately succeeds in part because of its leads’ chemistry. Making her feature directing debut, writer Kate Tsang weaves the unlikely friendship of “Marvelous Margot” and Sammy through Sammy’s heartache over the death of her mother. Perhaps the best trick that Marvelous and the Black Hole has up its sleeve: Grief doesn’t have to disappear fully for life to blossom in unexpected ways.

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