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  • Sonatine

    Sonatine

    A certain stasis as basis for recognition and definition and sounds with/out boundaries while the clouds are evident in multiple shots where they;re not in frame, what more could I ask for when the whole is so expertly executed and known. We are being shown (not told) what an ideal narrative cinema can be (is), the only other precedents (bear with me as it has more to do with my own taste than their similarities as filmmakers (other than them…

  • Face to Panty Ratio

    Face to Panty Ratio

    Much to think about

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  • RR

    RR

    “The film is called RR, but I like to call it “Railroad,” because RR sounds like a pirate movie.”—James Benning

  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon

    Refn's film about cinema, tirelessly reiterating that the most important thing ("the only thing") is that which is seen and is immediately striking, interpretation a necessary result but one that only develops once one has been brought into and personally occupies the vacuum that is its allure. In one of the rare films where shot-countershot (and indeed any such uninventive or solely reiterative repetition of shots) does anything but take away from it Refn uses the technique to reveal whose…