Monthly Archives: October 2016

It’s Only The End of the World (Dolan, 2016)

Brief glimmers of Dolan’s expressive visual style, for which he is known, is suppressed by faux dramatique dialogues of a labored, awkwardly intimate, though sincerely intellectual nature. Not his finest work, but certainly commendable for its firm stylistic command. 79/100 – … Continue reading

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Two Lovers and a Bear (Nguyen, 2016)

An intriguing relationship drama wherein Northern spirituality guides lost lovers in facing their troubled past. Notably high concept, spiritual guidance acts through ancestral links such as blood and poetic links such as love and intuition. It also acts via a … Continue reading

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Birth of a Nation (Parker, 2016)

A digressive narrative dilutes the film’s sensitivity to its subject matter, rendering instead moments of presumed emotional gravitas. This is where emotional manipulation trumps sensible storytelling. Overall rather well shot and paced besides its ventures into pseudo surrealism. 63/100 – Decent.

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