Ronin

Ronin ★★★★

Such an excellently deliberate, workmanlike use of widescreen. Frankenheimer's camera is constantly moving with no wasted space; excellent blocking pervades every shot from the wides to the close-ups, and characters and emotions are delivered in spades with minimal dialogue/exposition. This is how a heist movie should be. Not to mention the incredible set-pieces, which feature bookmark flourishes and plenty of grounded intensity and practicality. I ended up loving the score as well, with its central motif being the obvious highlight.

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