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Manchester By The Sea (Lonergan, 2016)

Well structured and novelistic, a Dostoevskien tragedy conveying self-isolation and effacement in face of of a life disarmingly out of harmony, where thoughts and actions misalign and communication barriers forge rifts between self and others. Deftly handled and extraordinarily sensitive … Continue reading

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It Follows (Mitchell, 2015)

The camera tracks vacancy, moral discontent, death of the sanctity of sex: the anguish of feeling empty inside. Sex and death and the loss of self. Perspective is found in its finale: succumbing to a moral loss of spirit and … Continue reading

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The Double (Ayoade, 2014)

Unique and aesthetically interesting. A mechanical future-present a la Terry Gilliam’s Brazil meets the dystopic shadows of German expressionism; an image which at once speaks to Kafka, Orwell, and other literary narcissists.  At times, the overtly stylistic maneuvers becomes obnoxious, … Continue reading

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