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  • Tu dors Nicole

    Tu dors Nicole 2014

    ★★★ Watched 05 Oct, 2015

    Every piece of music used not played by the band on screen is excellent.

  • the quarry

    the quarry 2002

    ★★★ Watched 29 Sep, 2015

    Around 3 minutes of footage pulled from a 6-minute static shot, the film reacting to light and heat in subtle and interesting ways; also a really clear and successful framing of interpretation related to framing. We're given context within the film itself through intertitles, which in turn shapes our engagement with it. It has such an impact because of the sheer simplicity and brevity of the short.

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    Interstellar 2014

    ★★½ Watched 28 Oct, 2014 6

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    Birdman 2014

    ★★½ Watched 09 Jan, 2015 5

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