Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait of a Lady on Fire ★★★★½

• Heyo an actual decent portrayal of the artistic process. Those don't come around too often.

• Hey look a period piece all about textures that doesn't try to obfuscate the fact that it's shot digitally! Remember those?*

• Vistavision shallow focus in the service of actual coherent gaze frameworks?!?! Not in my backyard.

• Know what I like in my editing structure? Foregrounded ellipses! That's what I like!

• Motivated and expressive steadicam movements?!?!! It's likelier than you think.

*This is actually a trick question, THEY WERE IN FACT NEVER COMMON.

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