Daily Archives: August 5, 2011

“Within You Without You”: Outside In (Stephen van Vuuren, Ongoing)

Allow me the indulgence to evangelize a little: I’d like to draw your attention to local filmmaker Stephen van Vuuren’s phenomenal ongoing project, Outside In, an “IMAX film made in a basement,” as Stephen likes to put it. Consisting of … Continue reading

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“Up in Smoke”: Incendies (Denis Villeneuve, 2010)

The fact that this French Canadian Oscar-bait was adapted from a play makes perfect sense: Not that it feels claustrophobic or “stage-bound,” thus necessitating “opening up.” Rather, each and every major “revelation” (and by the film’s third act they’re whizzing … Continue reading

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“The Great Whatsit”: Kiss Me Deadly (Robert Aldrich, 1955)

Kiss Me Deadly doesn’t so much paint classic film noir into a generic cul-de-sac as blow it right out of the water, clearly intimating The End. (Only Touch of Evil [1958] remains to set a battered and charred headstone atop … Continue reading

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