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I'm trying to find the perfect words to describe how incredible this film is, but I am left speechless.
Spike Lee creates an atmosphere that is filled with pride, tension, heritage and cruelty. He depicts each of these things in such a detailed manner, and shows us the history of racism to present day. He has always managed to incorporate as many video components as he can, which makes his films seem like a documentary.
Possibly the most intriguing aspect…
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a completely different pace for Quentin Tarantino and it's one of his best pieces yet.
As he always does, he sets the tone of the film using Rick Dalton's (Leonardo DiCaprio) footage from his western television show. He instantly transports us to that era and took the audience on a journey.
Normally his runtimes feel dragged out BUT the reason this film kept you engaged was the preconceived expectation of the Manson murders.…
What Baghdadi did was really focus on the music and what it meant to this band of women. What those lyrics mean to them and how this genre of music allows them to fully express themselves. The connectivity between music and human emotion is definitely shown in this feature. You can tell that these women have been struggling with their own sense of agency among the government silencing them. The only way they can authentically express themselves is through their…
I truly didn’t know what to expect going into this film but I was pleasantly surprised with how much fun this was while addressing the constructs of religion. What I really appreciated was how Ebo told this story on two different plains in order to get a firm grasp of the difference in perspective for her characters. From a technical aspect, the change in aspect ratio was used effectively to show the difference behind the scenes and what was going…
The one thing that really stood out was the cinematography. The visuals were strong and the camerawork surprised me at times. There was a fluidity in the movements, especially when framing Anna Fox and her descent into madness. The camera movements were sharp with every single sound that she heard. There was a distinct colour palette to show her loneliness and seclusion versus her actual reality within the apartment. It’s very subtle and you won’t clue in until the third…