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Arrival: On Intuition, Language, and A Great Film’s Greatest Failure (Villeneuve, 2016)

In spite of dropping the inimitable Roger Deakins (Prisoners–a masterpiece–, Sicario), Canada’s leading Studio director, Denis Villeneuve, has crafted a film of bracing visual detail and innovation, using primarily push ins, pull outs, and overexposure in producing haunting images of the … Continue reading

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The Fighter (O’Russell, 2010)

Solid film, but, honestly, the only great thing about it is Christian Bale. He reminded me why I liked him so much when I was in High School, and first saw films like The Machinist, The Prestige, Equilibrium and American … Continue reading

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