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Out 1: Noli me tangere (1971)

This is a challenging film, and not merely due to its epic 13 hour run-time. After the events of May ’68, Rivette reached out to cinema’s potential for transformation. He decided that cinema’s necessarily political nature (‘every film is political’) … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs (Boyle, 2015)

In this highly impressionistic biopic of Steve Jobs, a visionary figure of modern culture, Danny Boyle’s distinct stylistic panache counters its tacit journalistic responsibilities. Indeed complete of visual flair and artistic nuance, his singular aesthetic design is such that subjective … 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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A Woman Under the Influence (Cassavetes, 1974)

After seeing one feature, Shadows, I was reluctant to watch Cassavetes a second time, in spite of @Vahn ‘s constant praise. I didn’t feel much while watching Shadows, and I could sense that his perception of reality did not align … 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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