Not quite Dogme 95. I quite liked the final shot, though, of all the kids quietly and communally sitting around the breakfast table doing homework; I would have liked for Ross to have held the shot even for a few beats longer.
Quibble, just for fun: As a native northwesterner, I am sure the outdoors shots of the glorious sunshine and PNW forests were taken in the summer. Summer months in the PNW are indeed glorious. Living in the forest…
Expertly crafted documentary. Dark and ominous from the outset. The interviews tell the story perfectly. I had read a New Yorker article on the subject, so the material was not unfamiliar to me, but I still found this telling totally compelling. This film should have received more attention last year; it deserves an audience.
I have a relatively low tolerance for noise, so I would have great difficulty coping with having a highway in my front yard. In other words, I would not stick around. Isabelle Huppert's character in HOME also has a low tolerance for noise, but she insists on sticking around when a dormant highway comes to life right next to her family's house. She is stuck and therefore her family is stuck; the rest of the family is willing to move,…