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November 30, 2019

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by Luke Gorham Film Horizon Line

Waves | Trey Edward Shults

As the credits roll on Waves, against the blue, bright promise of an open sky, Alabama Shakes’s “Sound and Color” spills forth from the soundtrack. It’s a fitting choice, director Trey Edward Shults winking at himself, as the track could have pulled double-duty and…

November 30, 2019
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by Christopher Bourne Film Horizon Line

Dark Waters | Todd Haynes

One of cinema’s most creatively fruitful collaborations is that of director Todd Haynes and cinematographer Ed Lachman. The films they’ve made together can superficially be described as period pieces, but this term inexactly and inadequately describes the emotional, psychological, and intellectual resonances these like-minded…

November 30, 2019
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by Calum Reed Film Horizon Line

The Two Popes | Fernando Meirelles

Religious resentment dominates the order of service in Fernando Meirelles‘ The Two Popes, an adaptation of acclaimed screenwriter Anthony McCarten’s play about the unexpected resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. Commencing with the death of John Paul II and the election of his successor Joseph Ratzinger…

November 30, 2019
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