Crossing the Streams: February 2019, by Jim Rohner

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  1. FictionIsntReal says:

    Usually Coppola’s “The Conversation” is the first American take on “Blow Up” critics bring up. I don’t recommend watching the original Blow Up. De Palma’s is quite effective as a thriller, which is not something Antonioni had any intention of making.

    Jonze’s film is very much an adult’s view of childhood which rings false.

    Annapurna has gone through a shakeup recently, so I don’t think it makes sense to pin any hopes on it as a hope for independent film these days. The more important factor for Soderbergh would be streaming tv like Netflix. He was making tv during his “retirement”, so he’s fine with people seeing his work outside theaters (which would fit with him filming on an iphone).

    I don’t think I’ve heard that particular criticism of Get Out, which was almost universally positively reviewed. Earlier I pointed out an exception (which can now only be accessed by the Wayback Machine’s cache) from Sam Lively’s blog Screen to Screed, dinging the film for falling so far short of Peele’s stated aims. I dissented not because his analysis is incorrect but because the film is just an effective horror comedy which should be judged on those terms rather than some loftier ambition Peele might have talked about.

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