Unsane (2018) Short Review

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As soon as I watched it, it really made an impression on me, but after a while, it turned into a somewhat forgettable movie. Nevertheless, it’s a good narrative for an analysis.

Soderbergh made a point of filming Unsane with an iPhone, for extra-filmic reasons, and it made an impact on the overall reception of this narrative about (in)sanity, neglect and violence: the interesting framings and camera movements made possible a more direct dialogue with the theme, communicating the growing angst inside Sawyer and the increasingly dreadful situation, thus creating yet another narrative layer. I kept wondering, though, how would it be if a gritty, grainy film had been used ( it could’ve improved the technical latitude for the visuals. Something with the grand aesthetics of The Killing of a Sacred Deer is what comes to mind when I think about this).

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Origin (2017) Short Review

Author: Dan Brown
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“Where do we come from? Where are we going?”

I read Origin in two days. Mind you, I’m a film student currently neck-deep in academic research, and yet, I could not put this one down.

Dan Brown is a favorite of mine since The Da Vinci Code, and he has arguably set a unique voice in contemporary literature by incorporating his love for the classics within an edgy and fast paced narrative, which still seems to be the core of his work with the Robert Langdon saga. Continue reading “Origin (2017) Short Review”

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Short Review

Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos
Written by: Yorgos LanthimosEfthymis Filippou
Cast:  Nicole KidmanColin Farrell, Barry Keoghan

 

The newest feat by one-of-a-kind director Yorgos Lanthimos is actually as disturbing as apparently intended to be: inspired by a greek tragedy, it shows the characters inevitably marching towards a family related near impossible decision. This paired with Lanthimos’ stone-cold detachment in directing and writing creates a barren environment for a discussion that gets morally interesting, but ultimately too caught up in its own world for its own good.

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BiteSize Recommends (4) – Movies

Hello.

So I wanted to write a full review on these three titles, but I’m lazy. Therefore, the following movies are strongly recommended:

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Get Out (2017) Short Review

Directed by: Jordan Peele
Written by: Jordan Peele

 

This movie stirred up a lot of hype when it came out, and as soon as I began watching it, I understood why: it basically addresses a pressing racial issue with an incredibly creative, out of the box and moving narrative, featuring great dialogues and performances.

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