or over a decade, Hirokazu Koreeda has been playing with family dynamics, testing the notion of nature versus nurture; the link of DNA and how strong, or weak, it can be. While it may seem like he is repeating himself, each time he manages… Continue Reading “SHOPLIFTERS ”
A grisly looking, bulked up Joaquin Phoenix dominates nearly every frame of this memorably grim, violent and powerful film, and with little dialogue it is intensely cinematic and immersive. It puts one on edge without trying, not to mention dark: both figuratively and literally:… Continue Reading “YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE ”
No stranger to documentaries, in his under-the-radar 2018 creation Bart Layton seamlessly blurs the lines between reality and fiction as the real men from the near-unbelievable story occasionally act as talking heads, but in no ordinary fashion. Occasionally they offer their perspective, sometimes contradicting… Continue Reading “AMERICAN ANIMALS ”
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