August Keller


Teeming with artistry yet limited in its logistics, The God Inside My Ear is a psychedelic trip through experimental movie making. Though this independent film is often constrained by the common issues that come with small-budgets (an amateur cast, inconsistent effects & minimum production), there is much to the experience that is fresh and haunting. Foundationally, the script misses many marks but reaches for mesmeric & nostalgic themes. Because The God Inside My Ear is so ambitious, it oozes with potential.

However, because this film’s abstract creativity is often buried beneath clunky dialogue, wooden characterizations and inferior sets, audience members may struggle to fully recognize its beauty. Through lighting, practical effects, editing, sound and more, The God Inside My Ear executes a variety of techniques to produce a surreal & immersive event. Yet, the noticeable lack of details leaves this film feeling partially incomplete and undeniably restricted. In the end, The God Inside My Ear is commendable art that strives for a deeper experience but is impeded by the surface level.

Writing: 4/10
Direction: 6/10
Cinematography: 8/10
Acting: 2/10
Editing: 8/10
Sound: 6/10
Score/Soundtrack: 5/10
Production Design: 2/10
Casting: 1/10
Effects: 6/10

Overall Score: 4.8/10