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Meet Me At St. Louis Candy Shop Doc ‘Crown Candy’

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By Jacob Oller

A legendary counter gets its legacy preserved. he rhythm of any restaurant is in the sounds as much as the images. Capturing that, especially in something as visually engaging as a candy shop, is one of short doc Crown Candy’s great pleasures. There are montages that make you hungry, and then there are montages that […]

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‘The Ocean Doesn’t Care’ Is in Awe of East Coast Surfers

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By Jacob Oller

New York City grinders take their escape where they can find it. nterviewing multiple urbanites about their dedication to surfing in the freezing Atlantic after their long, arduous jobs and educations get the best of them, The Ocean Doesn’t Care is a documentary in wonder of the human need for scale. These New Yorkers find […]

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‘Plant Room’ Encourages Exploration in 3-D Dreamscape

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By Jacob Oller

Newfangled tech gives short film audience agency. eron Braxon and Julian Glander take us through four virtual, full-explorable environments in Plant Room thanks to a 360-degree camera. This is a technologically-drenched future that has replaced organic material with Blade Runner-like replicants, but it also feels a bit like dropping into Wreck-It Ralph for a look around. […]

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In the Mood for Interaction: Wong Kar-wai’s Intersections

16 November 2017 12:45 PM, PST

By Jacob Oller

The Hong Kong Second Wave filmmaker loves synchronicity. he films of Wong Kar-wai, specifically In the Mood for Love, are vivid portraits of desire (and often, the desire Of desire). In the Mood for Love specifically embodies this through a lyrical visual storytelling technique that creates a feeling of interfilm interaction between shots and components. […]

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Play The Hits: David Fincher’s Pop Music

16 November 2017 11:45 AM, PST

By Jacob Oller

From music videos to videos…with music. former music video director (“Vogue”, “Straight Up”, “We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off” –  ok, and many more), David Fincher knows the correct visuals to correlate to music. Doing it in reverse though, scoring pop music along with the footage he’s shot already, is an interesting challenge […]

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The Mark of Heaven: Douglas Sirk’s Influence on Todd Haynes

16 November 2017 6:45 AM, PST

By Jacob Oller

The ‘50s are alive with subtext. he melodramas of Douglas Sirk were stylized simply by existing. The director’s focus on small, domestic issues with housewives as the leads and emotions as the action made his movies contemporarily shunned. Only later were they critically embraced by writers and filmmakers alike, including Todd Haynes. Hanyes’ most direct […]

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Hands Through Hair: Intimate Moments With Terrence Malick

15 November 2017 12:45 PM, PST

By Jacob Oller

The wheat-loving poet creates touching interactions between his characters. hile they may not technically be quiet fields and heartfelt voiceover, the actors in director Terrence Malick’s flowy films share the same intimacy as Malick himself and things like grain or khaki cargo pants. The small brushes of fingertips or the camera’s quiet movement to focus […]

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The Unrelenting Stillness of the Coen Brothers

15 November 2017 11:45 AM, PST

By Jacob Oller

No jokes here, just quiet without peace. hen you think of the Coen Brothers, you might think of their bizarre, cockeyed characters and rapidity of jokes, dialogue, and plot that whisks audiences through their often eccentric stories. However if that was all their films were, we’d all be exhausted puddles liquefied by the unending verve […]

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The Signature Style of Jean-Pierre Melville

15 November 2017 6:45 AM, PST

By Jacob Oller

Deep in the trench…coats. he New Yorker’s Anthony Lane wrote the following about a 2017 retrospective of Jean-Pierre Melville’s films: “This is how you should attend the forthcoming retrospective of Jean-Pierre Melville movies at Film Forum: Tell nobody what you are doing. Even your loved ones—especially your loved ones—must be kept in the dark. If […]

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The Grand Tradition of Silent Drivers

14 November 2017 12:45 PM, PST

By Jacob Oller

These are the people you want driving your Uber. or as chatty as drivers in the real world are, they’re a quiet crew in cinema. Baby Driver and Drive certainly weren’t the first of their kind to draw attention to the minimalism you could find in a film when your lead was a strong and […]

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Fearsome Compositions: John Carpenter’s Musical Influence

14 November 2017 11:45 AM, PST

By Jacob Oller

The horror director’s scores changed the landscape. ohn Carpenter‘s recently released the album Anthology highlighting some of his most enduring themes. The innovative director took auteurism in a different direction than most when he began composing the scores for his films, but he also used this power to forever change how horror sounded. His synth-heavy […]

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The Emotion-Drenched Colors of ‘Peaky Blinders’

14 November 2017 6:45 AM, PST

By Jacob Oller

We always knew colors were important to gangs eaky Blinders is one of the more idiosyncratic gang shows that grew out of Sons of Anarchy and its ilk, showing the life of a post-wwi group of English ruffians. Led by Cillian Murphy and Sam Neill, among many others, the show offers plenty of indecipherable British […]

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Hayao Miyazaki’s Creative Visualization of the Human Condition

13 November 2017 12:45 PM, PST

By Jacob Oller

The animator finds humanity in every detail of his wild worlds. he sheer variety of director Hayao Miyazaki‘s Studio Ghibli films makes it easy to understand what the auteur cares about, mostly because no matter what crazy allegorical universe his creations live in, they still embody humanity’s plight. Laura Fuentes has created a video essay […]

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The Eerie Cinematography Similarities of ‘Raising Arizona’ and ‘The Evil Dead’

13 November 2017 11:45 AM, PST

By Jacob Oller

Travelling Pov shots are an ambiance-creating hallmark. he Coen Brothers always keep their low-budget horror teeth-cutting in the heart of their films.  Think about the nightmare absurdism that is Barton Fink’s descent into a fiery hotel hell. What you might not realize is that specific cinematographic techniques (and equipment) make their films kin to those […]

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Peeping Bates: Voyeurism and Murder in 1960

13 November 2017 6:45 AM, PST

By Jacob Oller

Peeping Tom and Psycho share more than a year. wo of the foundational texts of voyeuristic murder movies, Peeping Tom and Psycho (both released in 1960), focus on the psychology of their killer. The same mother-dependent stress that the detectives portrayed in Mindhunter were beginning to crack ran rampant through cinema’s creepiest boys. Violence towards […]

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