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  • The Thomas Crown Affair

    The Thomas Crown Affair

    turn the goddamn sprinklers off in the impressionist room

  • Norman Norman

    Norman Norman

    In a way Sophy Romvari’s Norman Norman is a truly post-human work. The body of Norman’s human is always dissected by the frame. Her head is cut off from the spectator so there’s no emotional field on which to project. Arms flit in and out of frame, usually to pet Norman or navigate a laptop, but more they signal toward gestures of anticipation. Yet Norman just lays there, content to be held and near a warm body. His existence, like…

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  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis

    ★★★★★

    Llewyn Davis is a man of constant sorrow.

    The Brothers realize his world as washed out dreamscape, each person and place drained of life (other than the Gorfein's and their cat). And we are always where Llewyn and his sorrow dwell. I don't recall any shots of the cityscape of NY, nor many of Llewyn entering a space. The audience just ends up where he is, Llewyn himself as the setting. He consumes and ravages these spaces, and so a…

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Leia floating through space coated in cosmic and, undoubtedly, human ash (a la Hiroshima Mon Amour) is one of the most forceful Images in this era of studio filmmaking.