‘The Key’ is a visual and spiritual force of nature. Each frame drips with new and unique contemporary art imagery, utilizing both beautiful and terrifying hallucinations. Director Jefery Levy brilliantly exposes the lust, love and jealousy wading in the deepest untold corners of our souls and makes it a truly stimulating experience.
– Nick Leyland TheMovieNetwork.com
LADYGUNN MAGAZINE / Daniel Warren –
“Sickly genius, Me surpasses the typical film about film, probing the dissociative, ego-less space where ideas, confabulations originate. Jefery Levy (writer/director/editor and star) pulls back Hollywood’s curtain to expose the deranged, inverted world of Reality TV, where the worst ideas become most valuable, and the line between real and imaginary exceedingly blur.”
THE KEY is a Jefery Levy cinematic tour de force, a visually stunning and immersive erotic tale with stellar performances by David Arquette and Bai Ling.
FROM RICH GIRL PRODUCTIONS / Joy Parris:
“ ‘The Key’ written and directed by Jefery Levy is a new and innovative film that explores the relationship between a husband(David Arquette) and his wife(Bai Ling) as they communicate through journals. Visually powerful, erotically intense and shot like a photography postcard ‘The Key’ redefines the meaning of experimental filmmaking.”
From Film Critic David Ehrenstein:
Where does self-expression end and self-delusion begin? That’s the question asked by this anti comedy about a “reality television” producer who believes his entire life is secretly being filmed. The film you’re watching is of course proof that he is right. Director Levy stars with Producer and co-scriptwriter Susan Traylor in a sly send-up of self-aggrandizement enlivened by guest turns with such notables as Gina Gershon, Michael Des Barres, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jay McInerney, Julian Sands and Molly Ringwald.
“Seldom is the pain/beauty duality of love so eloquently expressed, as in Jefery Levy’sThe Key. Every frame a poem, The Key reminds us why we love cinema.”
“A riveting, bold and compelling celluloid examination of erotic desire, with The Key director Jefery Levy has constructed a gripping cinematic tour de force that cannot be missed.”
“In one of the best performances of her stellar career, Bai Ling gives a jaw-droppingly stunning performance in The Key. Her sexually-charged performance will leave you breathless…”
“David Arquette delivers a solid and enthralling performance in The Key. Undeniably sexy and seductive, Arquette’s performance in The Key is a true revelation. A deeply moving and absorbing portrayal….”
– Earl Dittman / Digital Journal