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Rory Dean featured in “Splice” magazine

“..Rory Dean’s tribute to Godard does an excellent job in emulating Raoul Coutard’s signature camera angles from behind the characters, indoor panoramas and plain-air portraits, like the ones framing a beautiful girl on the beach through the lens of Eddie’s camera. What makes this film truly Godardian, however, is the postproduction intervention in its black and white colour regime (amounting to what the director calls a “whimsical palate”) and in its sound design.” Continue reading

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Inception (2010) Blu-ray

Perhaps that is the answer after all is said and done, the true marker of accomplishment and success of a film, is that it lives in the audience gathered, the moments of it. Inception is not simply what is seen or what exists in whatever form it takes for you – theDVDor Blu-ray or the Digital Download, it is a fleeting reflection, the light flittering 24 frames of truth or something like it, experiences that ultimately affect us even if only briefly, a little bit, the emotional buoyancy of possibility. Continue reading

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Skyline (2010)

Consider Skyline one of those films that stupefies, that kicks you in the groin like a ten-year old, that reminds you once again that films are a lot like those pictures of hamburgers in buses and Bart cars, life-sized, mouth-watering, and ultimately unsatisfying. But the worst part of all is the knowing that a ten million dollar catastrophe can produce $67 million dollars in profits which means Skyline 2 is somewhere nearby even when it shouldn’t be. Continue reading

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The Next Three Days (2010)

The Next Three Days is a film that materializes out of hot air, loses momentum by the thirty minute mark and stumbles so fast to the finish line there is hardly time to care about the characters or the magnitude of their predicament. While it has the makings of an interesting story, Russell Crowe as an unwitting husband and father who risks everything to save his wife after she is arrested for murder, it never quite feels right and ultimately disappoints both as an action film and as a film-film. Continue reading

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The Killer Inside Me (2010)

There is no point to this film any more than there is to films like Michael Haneke’s remake of Funny Games or Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds – films, regardless of theory and form, fail with every breath to convince the audience that they should keep watching because the filmmakers were making a statement of merit. Continue reading

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