Minos Papas, “Shutterbug” (2010)


“…Inspired by Dante’s Inferno and Greek mythology (the writer and director, Minos Papas, was raised in Cyprus), Shutterbug invites us on a listless, photographic odyssey through a nighttime Manhattan populated by the usual human detritus. Lured by flickering sightings of a lovely young woman, Alex searches for his muse in the vicinity of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway while the film coughs up a succession of After Hours-beholden characters to fill his reality-starved lens: a chatty rat catcher, a wheezing psychic, a creepy pimp peddling under-age treats. The only suspense lies in wondering which one will beat him up first.” [. . .]    –Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times, March 19, 2010