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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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Enemy (Villeneuve, 2014)

Enemy boasts a rich atmosphere and layered compositions. A combination of selective focus, physical obstructions, blur, and fog viscerally presents the confusion and enigmatic silence that accompanies the film’s psychological and narrational tropes. As with Prisoners, Villeneuve deftly brings a … Continue reading

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Kamran’s Top Twenty of 2013

Top Twenty Films of the Year Through a combination of graceful crane movements that unravel the mystery, and still close ups to depict human repose, strength, and dignity, McQueen covers all the bases, both eliciting highly emotional experiences as well … Continue reading

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TIFF 2013 Awards

Modeled after Indiewire’s categories, here are my picks for TIFF 2013: Best Narrative Feature: 12 Years a Slave Prisoners Gravity Blue is the Warmest Colour The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her Best Documentary Feature: Manakamana At Berkeley Best … Continue reading

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TIFF 2013 Recap & Coverage

I realize that some people follow this blog who are not aware of my work at Next Projection. As some of you might have noticed, I have not been active here, and this is because I have been extremely active … Continue reading

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