Tag: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Netflix’s ‘The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter’ Plays It Safe for Maximum Viewership

“‘The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter’ lacks ‘true grit.’ It’s designed to feel relatable, yet Brolin’s impassioned performance can only do so much to override the stock dialogue and the narrative’s lack of originality.”

Vaguebande: Views from January 11-17, 2016

Vaguebande is a column by Vague Visages founder/editor Q.V. Hough.

Eye on Iñárritu: The Misguided Maximalism of ‘Birdman’

“The problem of Birdman isn’t its maximalism, but the direction in which it’s aimed.”

Eye on Iñárritu: ‘Biutiful’ – The Existential Dissonance of a Life in Turmoil

“While Iñárritu’s tactics can become tiresome over multiple views, he is perhaps one of the greatest, single-experience filmmakers working today.”

Eye on Iñárritu: ‘Babel’ or (‘Crash’ with Delusions of Global Grandeur)

“Babel is Crash with delusions of global grandeur; a film that masquerades as a sweeping, humanistic epic, but is instead an ultimately hammy, superficial and miserablist game of connect-the-dots.”

Eye on Iñárritu: With ‘Amores perros,’ Alejandro González Iñárritu Kicked Off a Masterful Career

“Amores Perros clocks in at 150 minutes, yet not a single frame feels unnecessary.”

Eye on Iñárritu: ’21 Grams’ Mistakes Suffering for Meaning

“A tiresome example of early 2000s prestige filmmaking, 21 Grams holds the impressions of grand gestures without any of the substance.”

The Dueling Cavalier: Contrasting Effectiveness of the Long Take in ‘The Tribe’ and ‘Birdman’

A Column by Max Bledstein

Q.V. Hough’s Top 10 Films of 2014

Q.V. Hough’s Top 10 Films of 2014

The Golden Globe Nominations Revealed: QVH’s Early Film Predictions

Q.V. Hough Lists His Favorites for the January 11 Show