Duane Porter

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Favorite films

  • Contempt
  • Mulholland Drive
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Othello

Recent activity

  • Champagne


  • One Night of Love


  • Fallen Angel


  • Oppenheimer


Pinned reviews

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey


    Early in 2001: A Space Odyssey, the monolith first appears to primitive mankind and seems to bestow upon them the ability to learn the use of tools and weapons. After several million years of evolution and technological advancement, the monolith is discovered on the moon and is found to be in communication with something in the direction of the planet Jupiter. Within a matter of months, a crew of astronauts and scientists are on their way to find the monolith’s…

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire


    Héloïse (Adèle Haenel) has finally consented to sit for her portrait. Marianne (Noémie Merlant) directs her pose, “Turn toward me—a little more—turn your head slightly—rest your arm here.” Taking hold of her arm she adjusts its position. She places the right hand upon the left. She asks, “Are you comfortable?—can you hold that pose?” Héloïse answers, “Oui.”

    Héloïse is sitting upon an improvised pedestal. She is wearing a dark green gown and her hair is tied up exposing her ears…

Recent reviews

  • Showing Up

    Showing Up


    A narrative so fragile and delicate it's a minor miracle it manages to keep its balance right up to its exquisite final moments.

  • One Fine Morning

    One Fine Morning


    A film of subtle beauty in which nothing happens, yet everything happens.

Popular reviews

  • La Jetée

    La Jetée


    1962 was the time of the cold war and the nuclear arms race between Russia and the United States with the Cuban Missile Crisis occurring during October of that year. World War III and the fear of nuclear holocaust was on everyone’s mind, but in La Jetée these things merely provide a backdrop for a story that is about something altogether different. In Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958), after Madeleine’s death, Scottie is obsessed with her memory and is driven by a…

  • Blue Is the Warmest Color

    Blue Is the Warmest Color


    The life of Adele. Every morning Adele comes out the door, adjusts her pants, and hurries down the street to catch the bus that takes her to school. In class they are reading from La Vie de Marianne, "Ideas take hold of me. I am a woman. I tell my story." The passage being discussed considers the possibility of 'love at first sight'. Adele is enchanted, she loves this book and is immersed in the life of Marianne. Wide eyed,…