Jess + Moss

The 2011 Seattle International Film Festival screening guide said: Two lonely and damaged cousins challenge and comfort each other while escaping the suffocating summer heat of Kentucky, in this impressive debut.

Jay Lane says: This is the sort of boring balderdash that can give a film festival a bad name! Those kids hang out together in abandoned houses, silos, barns, sheds, and churches. They climb on abandoned farm machinery and play near abandoned wells. The only adults visible are one pair of grandparents in a brief appearance, and a father who talks on a phone then leaves.

This film starts in mostly abandoned rural Kentucky and goes nowhere s-l-o-w-l-y.