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There’s a certain magic in childhood that makes you see the world with bright eyes– every small task is an exciting quest, not weighed down by budgeting, lack of control, and worry. Riddle of Fire captures that magic on 16 mm film, transforming buying a blueberry pie into a whimsical, chaotic adventure involving covens, witches, and huntsmen in modern day forms, echoing a fairytale with vintage 20th century trappings. It’s certainly nostalgic, but it’s created through stylistic choices instead of constant references on older media franchises. While it does lose some momentum in certain moments, Riddle of Fire is such a charming feature debut.

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Actor: Charles Halford, Charlie Stover, Danielle Hoetmer, Lio Tipton, Lonzo Liggins, Phoebe Ferro, Skyler Peters

Director: Weston Razooli

Rating: PG-13