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Daily Archives: November 25, 2016

Accomplished Québécois filmmaker Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi follow-up to 2015’s Sicario, Arrival, may well be my favorite film of 2016. It’s an ecstatic and otherworldly experience, extraordinarily romantic, deeply moving, and filled with buoyancy, and wonder. Arrival is also something of a weepie––though importantly it earns its tears in an honest manner, there’s no emotional blackmail here––and, balanced by a bold… Read more »

25 November 2016 | Features, Other Lists

The close-up is one of the most known and recognizable techniques cinema has to offer. The name refers to every shot that focuses on a person or a object by framing it closer than it is usual. The subject of this list are the best close-ups of faces, which of all the possible uses of the close-up is the one… Read more »

25 November 2016 | Features, Other Lists