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A film rarely feels complete - and maybe it shouldn’t, for many reasons, but to echo Sciamma’s own work here: at some point you just stop. Before that point though, you try and capture all the little details.
A raised eyebrow, a held breath, two hands overlapping. More than an exceptional writer, Sciamma knows how to bring a script to life in a way that really takes advantage of the medium of film - she paints us a picture, just…
It is difficult to write about Girlhood. But this is because it is possibly beyond description for its trifecta of skill, style and substance. It is, thus far, Céline Sciamma's best.
In a strange way, Girlhood seems like a direct response to Linklater's Boyhood, even with its mirroring English title. While the former revolved around a white boy of middle class background with a vague and aimless personality, Girlhood instead features Marieme, a black girl from a poor neighbourhood with…
American Hustle is like a prepubescent teen—awkward and unsure of itself, with much potential for development. There's a point where you wonder, 'whose story is this and how am I involved?' and it is then that the film has failed to be translated from text to screen.
Although we see the characters consistently, their surroundings, and that of a specific era, are never fully realised. Too much of the film happens in close-up; there are probably only about 5 shots…