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  • Gloria Bell

    Gloria Bell

    Almost a carbon copy of Sebastián Lelio's Gloria made 5 years earlier. And like Gloria, I was completely engaged. Julianne Moore, John Turturro are great... and you can never go wrong with Michael Cera. However, there are cultural differences that needed to be addressed that makes the remake a bit unrealistic. The US doesn't have a mature club culture. You don't find dance clubs playing this sort of music for the 50+ crowd. This definitely exists in Chile and in…

  • Ford v Ferrari

    Ford v Ferrari

    Watched a screener link and I'm kicking myself for it. This is a film for the big screen. Excitement in craft, performances, production and sound design.... really great.

    My fave James Mangold film... but full disclosure, have not seen Walk the Line. I know, I know... it's in my queue.

    Phedon Papamichael's digital cinematography is truly stunning. One of the best looking films of the year.
    Panavision C-, H- and T-Series Lenses

    Oh.... hate the title. It's about the men, not the companies.

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  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    Yes! Love it! Absolutely love it. Such an immersive, funny, disturbing and beautiful experience. Right now, it’s my fave of the year. 

    If Ari makes one more horror film of this quality level, he will be in the ranks of Carpenter, Romero, Craven etc. 

    Great article on why DP Pawel Pogorzelski had to shoot this digitally: 
    www.indiewire.com/2019/07/midsommar-cinematography-bright-technicolor-fairy-tale-ari-aster-pawel-pogorzelski-1202155560/amp/

    I’d love to see a 35mm print struck. 

    Watched at Cineplex Odeon’s Park & Tilford Vancouver

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    What an accomplishment. One of my faves of the year.

    Please see this projected on film. It's worth it.

    PTA's cinematography should have received way more recognition this award's season.