Monthly Archives: June 2016

Chimes at Midnight (Welles, 1965)

A fine film in most regards, but not a masterpiece. Cinematic elements undermined through overuse of literary form within ill suited contexts. Dubbing aside, experience of the film is hampered by at times awkward speech & abrupt quotation seemingly contrived … Continue reading

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Distant Voices, Still Lives (Davies, 1988)

This is a different sort of review. I never meant to write a formal piece, but I ended up watching the film an unprecedented three times in three days, and I want to share the experience by posting various informal … Continue reading

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Sunset Song (Davies, 2015)

Despite certain narrative issues, Sunset Song is yet another gorgeously realized Davies film boasting exceptional cinematography, a lyrical pace, and some of his best lighting to date. It has been underrated by critics choosing to compare it to Distant Voices, … Continue reading

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