“I’m convinced that understanding the progression is a crucial bridge in any attempt to understand how the two distinct portions of Bergman’s filmography interact.”
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“As both a man and an artist, Paul Robeson deserves more recognition in 2018 and beyond.”
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“New York might have the physical structure where one can project themselves onto a city, but Los Angeles’ mutability allows people to graft their life into its cultural fabric.”
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“‘Benny’s Video’ implicates us, the audience, for watching. Haneke chides the spectators, removed from the action by a screen, for their inability — or perhaps their unwillingness — to stop the violence.”
In the Vague Visages Writers’ Room on Facebook, freelancers were asked to comment about their favorite under the radar films of 2017. Enjoy!
TIFF 2017: ‘Dark River,’ ‘Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc,’ ‘Alanis,’ ‘Beast,’ ‘Occidental’
“Step aside, LBJ, your time in the spotlight is done.”
“Guillermo del Toro may very well be cinema’s reigning master of monster mythology.”
“Have they never heard of negative space?”
“There’s an odd fraternity in their grease rubdowns and muscle worship.”
“I can’t make any grand pronouncements or bold proclamations, except that I need to either learn to read program descriptions more critically or invest in a plane ticket to Montreal next July.”
“It’s an unconventional perspective, making ‘Libera Nos’ a riveting new lens on a familiar topic.”
“As the time between 2008, 2013 and 2016 grows comparatively smaller, the film will only loom larger.”
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“Scorsese’s latest film channels the same intellectual curiosity and spiritual fervor of his directorial debut, with the addition of nearly 50 years of experience in technical skill and storytelling precision.”