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September 24, 2014

by Carson Lund Film

Stop the Pounding Heart | Roberto Minervini

September 24, 2014

The handheld, behind-the-head following shot loosely trailing a character in movement is often a staple of nonjudgmental, naturalistic filmmaking, coming as it does with a built-in implication of directorial humility. It’s an approach that relinquishes autonomy to the body being photographed rather than the personality behind the camera. That the audience is so often oriented without visual access to the subject’s face only…

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by Chris Mello Film

A Walk Among the Tombstones | Scott Frank

After opening with a swaggering bit of drunken police violence, Scott Frank’s A Walk Among the Tombstones spends its runtime bathing in its characters’ moral and psychological muck. With a grimy, pre-Y2K New York as its setting — updating Lawrence Block’s 1992 novel by seven years…

September 24, 2014
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