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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★

    Rigorous posturing substitute honest gestures. Perfectionism in place of naturalism.

    For a story that prides itself without the archetypal three-act structure, there is never the wonders of free-flowing momentum. It pretends to be loose but the staging and direction ar eso immaculate telling the viewer "you should feel happy! Now feel sad!" Never is there a moment of genuine spontaneity or automatic elicit of emotions. From the measured placement of the camera to the sharply economical editing, La La Land…

  • Hell or High Water

    Hell or High Water

    ★★

    Eh. Close but no dice. Feels somewhat redundant and intentionally uninteresting? Multiple amount of stationary shots that don't benefit towards the ideas of corruption that the film think's its expressing. Intentionally bare bones; stripped of style to attempt a pure type of gritty filmmaking. Reduction of style and minimalism work well when you give it the proper context. Here we have a film that so dearly wants to reduce ideas into simple facades, but at the same time is anxious…

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  • Blair Witch

    Blair Witch

    Destruction upon original mythos, one piling atop of another. No care; no caressing. Just unethical and unfelt filmmaking that abrubtly manuevers without establishing cohesive ideas that would help us to care or emote. Just a trite attempt to make a maxiamlist recreation of a "low-key" product that has already died out. This a cash in that think's it's deconstructing a genre, when it's really just running around in circles. I suppose you can see why someone would attempt to give…