PhD Student at Columbia University
"I didn't know her, I didn't know my daughter."
Searching shows that, when done right, this can be a super interesting way to tell a story. There are a lot of movies that have tried this kind of "computer-based" storytelling, but none have done it this well.
The reason it differs from, say Unfriended is because instead of a straight up horror film, Searching is more of a mystery-type movie, where the characters are using technology to unravel clues. As…
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"You know why this is my favourite tree? Cause it's tipped over, and it's still growing."
There's a quality to all of Sean Baker's films that makes them unique. I don't think anyone crafts real characters quite as well as Sean does, as he casts non-actors in both Tangerine and The Florida Project, and somehow gets them to turn in some amazing performances. It extends a sense of authenticity the film, which is one…
Just last September, Denis Villeneuve's english language debut Prisoners was released to theatres. So naturally, it was a surprise to me that he would come back so quick with another film. And, while I believe Prisoners to be a quality film, and one of the better ones of 2013, it was a rather conventional film. It followed the conventions of an ordinary thriller, but was propelled due to…
"No hay banda! There is no band. Il n'est pas de orquestra! This is all a tape-recording. No hay banda! And yet, we hear a band. If we want to hear a clarinette, listen. … It's all a tape. It is an illusion."
In all honesty, I'm still trying to wrap my head around what I just watched. Mulholland Drive is one of the most confusing films I've…