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  • You're a Big Boy Now

    You're a Big Boy Now

    You;d need to be blind to miss the French New Wave influence (though there;s more than just that) but Coppola;s brilliance is clear in his knowing a trip up the stairs should be more than just that if it;s going to be shown at all "especially when I'm with people" (and clearly for the last time more than just that (only a little this time))

  • At Eternity's Gate

    At Eternity's Gate

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  • RR

    RR

    “The film is called RR, but I like to call it “Railroad,” because RR sounds like a pirate movie.”—James Benning

  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon

    Refn's film about cinema, tirelessly reiterating that the most important thing ("the only thing") is that which is seen and is immediately striking, interpretation a necessary result but one that only develops once one has been brought into and personally occupies the vacuum that is its allure. In one of the rare films where shot-countershot (and indeed any such uninventive or solely reiterative repetition of shots) does anything but take away from it Refn uses the technique to reveal whose…