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Is Less Truly More? James Gray’s Lost City of Z: A Masterpiece of More Cinema.

Saw this at a press screening last week and I still don’t know what to make of it exactly. I marveled at its scope and ambition, the brilliant match cuts, the striking cinematography by Darius Khondji, and its naked honesty … Continue reading

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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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So You Don’t Have To Read It: ROOM–from book to film

Herein, I will outline the major differences between the novel Room by Emma Donoghue, and the film Room, adapted for the screen by Lenny Abrahamson. To be sure, I believe the film is a fine example of the adapted screenplay, … Continue reading

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On The Road (Salles, 2012)

Taken by itself, this is a pretty good film, and so I will give it a pretty good rating. The cinematography, lighting, and set design are good; the performances vary, most are mediocre but all are passable. The problem isn’t … Continue reading

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Concerning ‘Formalism’, ‘Cognitivism’ And Charlie Kaufman

In this paper, I will apply the film theoretical perspective’s of ‘formalism’ and ‘cognitivism’ in examining the screenplays of Charlie Kaufman. I will assert that the content of these particular perspectives are methodologically useful when approaching Kaufman’s films, and that, … Continue reading

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