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  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★½

    A pretty incredible feat in cinematography. Deakins back at it again. I would be interested to know how this would have turned out (or if it even would have been made?) without Deakins. The seamless camera movement was everything in keeping me invested in the characters, without that, I think it would be overwhelmingly average.

  • Burning

    Burning

    ★★★★★

    I don’t think I’ve ever been so hooked for 2+ hours watching a film of this pace. Lee Chang-dong makes filmmaking look fucking easy watching this, I walked away feeling inspired and wanting to pick up my camera and shoot something. I do wish it was shot on film although I think the digital sensor of the XT (I think) was necessary for some scenes, particularly the dusk sequence. Looks gorgeous. Camera movement is never, never lazy. Always motivated and considered.