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Magnolia (Anderson, 2000)

With rapid editing, montage, multiple climaxes, inter-cutting, etc. there’s much to pay attention to and so much more to easily gloss over. Nearly the entire film plays out like its in this perpetual climax where each character is about to … Continue reading

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Junun (Anderson, 2015)

Anderson’s direction is singular and subtly thematic in what seems to be a significant moment in contemporary music and culture. At times, the dynamic hand-camera makes one feel present; at other times, it loses perspective and displays amateur control, ridding … Continue reading

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Kamran Ahmed’s Top 25 Films of 2014

It comes time to credit the cinema standouts of 2014. Here I am again, perplexed by the ratings and statistics, the festivals and the box offices, the ways in which we organize films into tiny fragmented collections. We want an … Continue reading

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There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)

In There Will Be Blood (2007), Paul Thomas Anderson juxtaposes beautiful, naturally lit long shots with disquieting, dimly lit close-ups to form an impressive contrast. Since the film depicts disturbing aspects of human nature, such as greed, selfishness, and loathing, … Continue reading

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