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Mon Oncle d’Amerique

Posted by Web Manager on September 27, 2009

Alain Resnais 1980

It’s a pretty original film. The director is very good at mixing media — splicing the main narrative thread with a talking head scientist going on about human behavior, metaphorical and abstract landscape cinematography, and life size rats walking into scenes with the actors. Some of the film’s philosophical probing comes at the expense of emotional depth and character development, but for the most part it walks the line and offers a captivating contemplation on the impact of sociology and behavioral psychology on our ideas about love.

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Inglorious Basterds

Posted by Web Manager on September 6, 2009

Quentin Tarantino 2009

It’s not really about the basterds at all. I liked that. It has two scenes that go down as two of the all time greatest – the opening at the French dairy farmer’s house, and the one in the basement of the cafe.  QT brought new tricks to this film, especially as a dramatist and great director of actors.  The performances are tense, restrained, full of empathetic emotion that bubbles over the surface. There were also hints of this in Kurt Russel’s role in DEATH PROOF; BASTERDS confirms that Mr. T is entering into a new phase in his filmmaking.

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