Posted by: Vasco | January 5, 2015

2014 in Film: III

#19

sils

Assayas formulates a metalanguage analysis of the effect of time, art and its artists – commendable, but far from his best.

#18

cold-in-july

The film’s retro wave sonic landscape, 80s visual ambience, make the metamorphosis of its narrative eerily engaging. An admirable and unpredictable slow burner.

#17

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A (contemplative) revenge story, that relies more on images and sounds than words, and it is amazing how Almendras can examine so many themes, with an economy of words so extreme.

#16

amour

It requires patience to appreciate the clinical attitude of Hausner’s direction. Static (shots), intentionally corseted and austere, her immaculate mise-en-scène aggrandizes the singular, moody atmosphere of this “romantic comedy”.

To be continued…

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