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"the film is beautifully shot by Mathew Rudenberg, and is worth checking out for his lens work alone. Wonderfully rendered images of dying chicken fetuses and blood clouds spiraling into water make the sickening almost lovely."- Michele "Izzy" Galgana, Screen Anarchy https://screenanarchy.com/2015/05/stanley-film-festival-2015-review-sun-choke-brings-ambiguous-back.html

"all beautiful, tense, hallucinatory and deeply disturbing"- Anton Bitel, Sight & Sound magazine https://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/sight-sound-magazine/comment/festivals/best-frightfest-2015

"Writer/director Ben Cresciman works with Matthew Rudenberg’s excellent cinematography to produce a dream-like film"- Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com https://www.rogerebert.com/festivals-and-awards/bruce-campbells-horror-film-festival-highlights

"Sun Choke contains some truly horrifying scenes and ideas, yet most of the film is quite lovely to look at."- Scott Weinberg,The Nerdist https://nerdist.com/review-sun-choke-is-a-full-bore-psychological-gut-punch/

"It is a beautiful film. Every frame that cinematographer Mathew Rudenberg has captured is purposeful and beguiling."- Stuart Wright, Britflicks http://www.britflicks.com/blog.aspx?blogid=20719

"Cresciman and cinematographer Mathew Rudenberg film it all in a dreamy, gorgeously sun dappled manner, tricking the audience into a sense of ease. How could anything terrible happen in all that lush sunlight?"- Chris Evangelista, CutPrintFilmhttps://www.cutprintfilm.com/reviews/sun-choke/

"There's a surreal, dreamlike quality that coats the film that helps make things more mysterious and compelling. For a film that gets so ugly, it's surprisingly nice to look at — cinematographer Matthew Rudenberg and director Ben Cresciman bathe the film in sunlight and totally master the use of the ethereal."- Brett Arnold, Business Insiderhttps://www.businessinsider.com/sun-choke-review-stanley-film-festival-millie-freaks-geeks-2015-5#ixzz3ZHtdAskg

"cinematographer Matthew Rudenberg’s photography finds frames of beauty amid the hellish pain"Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects https://filmschoolrejects.com/features/stanley-film-fest-diary-day-three.php#ixzz3ZDTmDLfI"

While the previously spoken of sense of dread and oncoming violence does get stronger as the film goes on, what never changes is how beautiful the film looks, even under its dark (and I mean DARK) second half of the film."
- Jerry Smith, Icons of Fright http://iconsoffright.com/2015/05/06/stanley-film-fest-review-sun-choke/

"Mention must also be made of the stunning cinematography provided by Mathew Rudenberg and also Bryan Hollon’s fantastic soundtrack, both of which intensify the unease to a whole new level."
- Howard Gorman, Scream Magazine https://www.screamhorrormag.com/sun-choke-film-review/

"Cresciman and Mathew Rudenberg create a dreamlike tone throughout SUN CHOKE, with becomes progressively nightmarish as the film becomes more and more visceral."- Ken W. Hanley, Fangoria


“Mathew Rudenberg’s color-coded, fish-eye-lensed visuals amplify the dreamlike unreliability of everything depicted”
- Nick Schager, Variety

“Mathew Rudenberg’s cinematography is both breathtaking and ominous. The angles, the darkly lit rooms…there is always something happening that makes you question what secrets might be hiding still. And there are many such secrets.”
- Andres Guzman, Film Cred

“a visually stunning sci-fi psychodrama”
- Meredith Taylor, filmuforia