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  • RSC Live: Othello

    RSC Live: Othello

    Astonishing production.

  • Tommaso

    Tommaso

    ★★★★★

    A corona of light surrounds Tommaso's head. The images then become removed from his face, a wide berth established between viewer and subject. Interiority is diminished. The camera arcs in its own corona. Tendrils of shadow reach out, illusorily touching Tommaso. Tommaso is materially touching his wife.

    Digital Ferrara has always been focused on the idea of framing as a literal way of living. I do mean that: the idea of reproduction through video permeates his work with regard to…

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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★★★★

    A study of permanence and impermanence and the ways we internalize our emotions until they explode into a physically affecting form, an abstraction of narrative that Snyder pushes so hard it loops into and under itself, there are snapshots of other films - images people have labelled unnecessary - but this is not so much misplaced exposition as it is a myriad of secondary narratives superseding our core one - that's why the titular fight takes over an hour to…

  • Hostel

    Hostel

    ★★★★

    my uncle recommended this to me when i was eight