Funny thing is, I would have probably swooned over a standard hagiographic documentary about The National, being a fan of theirs.
That this is a deconstruction of the standard hagiographic documentary and at once a deeply personal and moving portrait of siblinghood is possibly the most pleasant cinematic surprise of this year for me.
During 2012, there was more than one instance of a renowned film critic declaring the death of cinema. But I think it’s safe to say that while Quentin Tarantino is making films as great as Django Unchained, we can dispose of any such notion. There’s a lot to say about Tarantino’s epic dissection of slavery, but simply put, Django Unchained is cinema through and through.
To not put it simply, with this film, Tarantino cements his position as modern cinema’s…
I like CHRONICLE, I really do. But I bet had it not been done in the found footage format, I would have loved it. It's an original superhero story mashed with CARRIE and with just the right amount of Amblin spirit mixed in. And the gimmicky aesthetic just damn near ruins it. I'll give director Josh Trank some credit for cleverly going around the limitations of the format, especially in the end, but all that effort just begs the question…