The makers of "Bombay Talkies" team up for another short film marathon, this time centred around the theme of lust in the Indian culture and society. The result is a contemporary, mature take on common yet pertinent issues of our society regarding sexual urges (and their positive or negative consequences depending upon on the context), which is dished out in a neat, entertaining manner.
Beauty lies in simplcity, as they say, and it couldn't be truer for this incredibly well handled coming of age teen drama. With a smart, well written script, an amazing performance by Steinfeld (this girl has immense potential, she might do wonders in future) and a crackling, very likeable chemistry between her and Woody Harrelson (who as always, is just one of the coolest guys around), "The Edge Of Seventeen" has brought a whole new level of dignity to the…
Probably amongst my favourites from Hitchcock now. Only this man could've taken such a simple premise and filled it with so much suspense. Yes the camera focusing on people's clothes or furniture, in an attempt to maintain the single-shot illusion does seem clumsy at times but jeez, it was the 1940s. The very fact that Hitchcock had the idea of trying to make it look like a single shot (along with maintaining the onscreen events within real time) was damn commendable.