Lodge Kerrigan's debut endures as a tangible yet unflinching portrait of mental illness where sound invades the maximum amount of space that the frames can contain, this, combined with the various textures of the imagery, allows for the use of a perspective from deep within the dissociative mind of our protagonist. Making for an off-balance triumph that physically hurts, assaults the senses with heightened auditory aggravations, and sheds light in the name of those who live haunted by the noise.
Much like his later feature "Ulee's Gold", Victor Nuñez's indie slice of life odyssey "Ruby in Paradise" exudes loneliness and breathes authenticity through its tenderly dreamy visual storytelling and Nuñez's impeccable subtle yet vibrant minor-key composition.
Nuñez brushes the journey of self-discovery with great understanding and compassion. One's hope for better days fades away, every tomorrow is the same as before, and the aimless wanderings begin to tarnish, yet, in the midst of the departure from a previous course, a…
A challenging film that expertly preys upon the viewer's assumptions, confrontational and even hostile in its depictions and execution, partially because of its disregard for a clear moral perspective. Ambiguity that ultimatelly allows for the contemplation of various surfaces and benefits the chronic subversive tendencies of Friedkin's work.
WHO'S THAT GUY?!?!
Rest in peace, legend. One the best to ever do it.
Assuming the role of the keeper of a supreme knowledge comes with an inevitable burden, Nolan fleshes out the several contexts of said burden in a film of arising nuclear supremacy that explores both the physical and psychological nature of human capacity.
Despite the many monumental and imposing technical achievements, Cillian's pristine eyes and sharp facial frame might be the film's greatest asset. Nolan knows this and pervades the screen so intimately through revealing close-ups of Oppenheimer's piercing gaze and…
The Aussies are the undisputed masters of the grounded exploration of crime, whether it's through uncompromising portrayals of real events like "Nitram" and "Snowtown", or renditions tinged with humor like "Chopper" and "The Magician", their unwillingness to place bias and comfort with their own criminality always creates works of great perceptive understanding that brilliantly confronts situations of a relentlessly disturbing nature. "The Stranger" resembles other Aussie thrillers in the vein of 2008's "The Square" and/or "Animal Kingdom" (both involving my…
The uber anticipated film of the masked vigilante is out and, in my eyes, is quite the piece and probably my favorite DC film as a whole.
The film deviates from the well-known superhero canon and goes for a grim thriller noir approach that fits the Batman tale like a glove in my opinion. "Joker" already proved that differing from the superhero precept could be a commercial success and have critical acclaim, so I would guess that some of the…