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Entourage (Ellen, 2015)

Hot chicks in tight short skirts discretely enter and exit the frames of tatami shots. Fancy cars, helicopters, and houses superficially dazzle the audience through extravagant cranes. All the men end up with girls, money, and fame. It’s a boy’s … Continue reading

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Rope (Hitchcock, 1948)

Perhaps Hitchcock’s finest moment, a surreal blending of theater and cinema. Sound and image become one. Articulate dialogue keeps the viewer utterly entertained. With scenes such as Brandon playing with the rope once used to kill, a metronomic rhythm increasing … Continue reading

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Ex Machina (Alex Garland, 2015, USA)

A relatively imaginative undertaking of a not so original concept: artificial intelligence. The interesting difference is that notions of artificial intelligence are placed in the background of a truly more archaic humanity/morality piece. The film establishes tropes and techniques in … Continue reading

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Russo Brothers, 2014)

After a rocky start, Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) becomes a tour de force of blockbuster filmmaking. About the time that Fury is chased down by four Hydra men disguised as cops, the film’s well choreographed action sequences and … Continue reading

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Because It’s Been Forever (Since My Last Post): 5 Issues With 3D

Don’t get me wrong, 3D has valuable attributes: it engenders a visual experience absent in that of 2D—a formal, though artificial, depth-space that seems measurable; it may be more immersive, ostensibly bringing the viewer into the picture; it serves as … Continue reading

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