At RogerEbert.com, Scout Tafoya writes on the inimitable Nicolas Cage. “There are some actors we watch because we want to see the result of months of internal calculus as they’ve wedged themselves into a new shape; a new person that could only have resulted from this actor taking […]
“While we weren’t looking, the mid-budget adult-oriented motion picture has all but disappeared. And the gifted directors behind them are in danger of disappearing as well. Movie wonks and box-office watchers have written and talked about the death of mid-budget filmmaking, but mostly in business terms—as opposed to […]
In his video essay (also available in text form), Matthias Stork details the elements of what he calls, “Chaos Cinema” and their effects on film and viewer experience: “The film doesn’t seduce you into suspending your disbelief. It bludgeons you until you give up.”
Ext. THE CITY – When you Least expect it You’re walking. The sidewalk is new, still burning moisture out of the concrete in a slow chemical reaction. You’re aimless. Nothing to do.