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Review: Mosquito State is a Visually Beautiful Film that Frustratingly Comes Up Short

Review: Mosquito State is a Visually Beautiful Film that Frustratingly Comes Up Short

Now on Shudder, Filip Jan Rymsza’s Mosquito State is an interesting piece that uses body horror to tell a story of madness in the face of impending change. It’s a film as frustrating as it is fascinating, because for every solid moment, it has another that comes up a little short. But the moments that work, really work, and the feeling of doom that the story carries with it is undeniably effective.

The film opens as a lone mosquito finds its way into the posh party of a New York financial firm and lands on the neck of the office genius/weirdo, Richard Boca (Beau Knapp). Richard’s specialty is data trends and modeling. He has designed a program to help understand current market changes and predict how they will resolve. He’s the secret weapon that keeps the firm happy and making money. He is also very rigid,

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