Monthly Archives: June 2013

This is the End (Goldberg and Rogen, 2013)

Besides being utterly hilarious, This is the End (2013) surmounts the tastelessness of self-indulgent, frivolous potty humour by staging a unique conversation between grotesquery and levity; the consequence of this is a highly affective film, one that bombards the viewer … Continue reading

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Russian Ark (Sokurov, 2002)

Sokurov’s Russian Ark (2002) is not merely an exercise in technique; with the single take that comprises it, Russian Ark, perhaps more than any other film, illustrates film’s capacity to convey the presence of time and space within reality through … Continue reading

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Before Midnight (Linklater, 2013)

The latest installment of Linklater’s Before… triptych has our atypical romantic-comedy duo Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) in the Peloponnes towards the end of the summer. Now together—and with twins—they fight about the hardships and sacrifices each have … Continue reading

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Now You See Me (Leterrier, 2013)

Now You See Me (2013) begins as a fun thrill ride. From the outset, Leterrier puts in motion a provocative storyline and complementary editing pace to get the viewer invested in the trick. In the end, the trick is on … Continue reading

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