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  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★★

    As a story, many people will already know every event, and as a character study, the film is very dry. But if you ask me this shifts the focus to what the film exposes through how it looks. Why the shaky handheld camera? It becomes clear when Neil goes up and his efforts to reach for the right buttons and switches out of a thousand tiny ones just barely shine through visual chaos, and when it cuts from such scenes…

  • Venom

    Venom

    I like how every time Venom bites someone's head off there's a line in the next scene saying he bit someone's head off because it doesn't really show when he bites someone's head off.

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  • Paterson

    Paterson

    TIFF programmer: "Can you talk about some of the philosophy behind this movie?"

    Jim Jarmusch: "No."

  • Night Is Short, Walk on Girl

    Night Is Short, Walk on Girl

    In my experience, a common way of describing Tatami Galaxy is that it adapts a stream-of-consciousness mode of presentation to animation. That is, its way of visualizing all the little, tangential relations in the main character's mind or accenting those elements of given events that stick out to him the most helps the viewer experience the world as it corresponds with the motions of a mind. This is a little more interesting. Its style is similar in many respects, but…