Michael Pottle

Michael Pottle

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letterboxin' since '14

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  • Luz

    Luz

    @ Beyond Fest.
    I’m going to cry myself to sleep every night until LUZ gets distributed in the U.S. so I can force all my friends to watch this. Such a fantastic little gem of a movie. The filmmakers do so much with so little. The sound design is masterful and haunting. An unrelenting, hypnotic soundtrack. All of the actors have an otherworldly quality to their performances. Julia Riedler is particularly fantastic. The rough 16mm grain pairs so nicely with…

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  • Streetwise

    Streetwise

    ★★★★★

    “You shoulda figured it out by now.”

    Holy shit, an absolute wrecking ball. Honestly one of the greatest films I’ve seen.

  • The Fifth Cord

    The Fifth Cord

    The plot was a little too convoluted for me and it wasn't particularly satisfying as a whodunit, BUT the craft displayed in this movie is absolutely incredible. The cinematography is gorgeous, such inventive camera moves and some really interesting framing. Even if I wasn't completely sucked into the story, I was still floored beginning to end from how well executed all of the elements are. Production design, music, the editing of the kill sequences. All of it top notch. Highly recommend!

    Week #13 in my 52 weeks of Italian cinema

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