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  • The Piano

  • For the Time Being

    ★★★

  • To Catch a Thief

  • Burning

    ★★★★

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  • The Piano

    The Piano

    Extraordinary Bressonian Paratactic Narrative.

  • For the Time Being

    For the Time Being

    As cinematic properties are adopted and placed into application by specialist auteurs, the growth of an application can be considered as a foreign body. The observation of major catalogues seems to render the penetrative structures into empty vice. My conclusion details the observation of minor works. For The Time Being (2020) is the directoral debut of Salka Tiziana. The film presents a series of complex interconnections, a rare inclusion within initial features. However, by my estimation, the film struggles to…

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  • To Catch a Thief

    To Catch a Thief

    An essential Hitchcock. Why? Take note of the visual expression. It’s very very strong. So strong, it becomes overwhelming. At points, the mise-en-scène is not unlike Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange. It’s too much. It is important to notice the growth of a director. Now watch Vertigo. The expression is in perfect balance. Still vibrant and memorable but controlled. Modern filmmakers must look upon their decor as if seasoning a dish with pepper.

    Though Tarkovsky and Kubrick are exceptional directors, Hitchcock is the one young filmmakers should become the most familiar with.

  • Burning

    Burning

    ★★★★

    One of the many key fundamentals of film criticism, is the ability to recognise when a narrative is in focus. My definition for ‘narrative focus’ has jumped around over the years. One can Google the term and find an unhelpful paragraph stating: “Narrative focus is when the audience is led in the same direction.” This definition is completely inaccurate and almost totally inapt. The genius of cinema is that a director can direct in many directions and the more talented…