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Compassionate Filmmaking in De Sica’s Shoeshine

A heartbreaking venture which called forward the neorealist film movement wherein De Sica became a celebrated figure. Shoeshine at once defines the genre while proffering De Sica with the tools and ideas to be reworked in his later neorealist masterpieces … Continue reading

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On The Waterfront (Kazan, 1954)

On The Waterfront is a strong character film, with much film-historical relevance and classicism, which explains its current reputation and social reverence. In an almost reverse nature, I was noting not references in the film, but original scenes of which … Continue reading

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25th Hour (Lee, 2002)

Overall an excellent film with stylistic tendencies and visual appeal. Spike Lee’s direction is fluid and committed, giving the viewer a strong sense of his aims and themes. In spite of this, the film suffers from some notable pacing issues, … Continue reading

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Blackhat (Mann, 2015)

An exceptionally versatile aesthetic allows MANN to seamlessly transition between film types. Daring, Candid, and Different. MANN finds the viewer through pushing them away. Stay alert to enter his world; allow the film to push you away and you’ll miss … Continue reading

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