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Monthly archive September, 2015
NYFF 2015: Ran

NYFF 2015: Ran

Simplicity, indeed, is almost a habit with Kurosawa: never in his films did he tend towards the obscure, though this simplicity is not without intellectual depth.
NYFF 2015: Journey to the Shore

NYFF 2015: Journey to the Shore

There’s no denying that a lumbering, episodic structure such as this movie possesses can only be further deadened by the detectable calculation of where each episode will take us.
Summer Views: Alex Robertson

Summer Views: Alex Robertson

It feels as if the post-capitalist utopia which Straub and Huillet envision will have no place for visual delectation, or depth of feeling, and certainly not humor. Sounds sorta regressive, doesn’t it?
NYFF 2015: Cemetery of Splendour

NYFF 2015: Cemetery of Splendour

Apichatpong can find life in anything, even the ceiling fans that hang above the sleeping soldiers, the hi-res camera “freezing” their rotating blades.
Summer Views: Sophie Kovel

Summer Views: Sophie Kovel

Iris documents its subject’s endless curiosity and curiosities alongside an unyielding passion for her work that only grows with age.
Summer Views: Hunter Koch

Summer Views: Hunter Koch

From then on, my mom and I spent countless weekends driving three hours to watch a weekend’s worth of movies in Omaha, something of a revelation for a kid from the prairie.
Summer Views: David Quintas

Summer Views: David Quintas

Accordingly, I noted how she used idiosyncrasies to convey her character’s emotional state and something larger about her role in the company. Without her performance being singled out, I would have missed such subtleties.
Summer Views: Matthew Rivera

Summer Views: Matthew Rivera

For Rohmer, himself a cinephile of the most avid variety, summer is not a time of planned activity so much as planned inactivity that, in turn, allows for only the most passive of vacations.
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