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September 24, 2014

by Carson Lund Film

Stop the Pounding Heart | Roberto Minervini

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…

September 24, 2014
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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