Category: movies

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Run: Don’t Walk, by David Bax

Usually, when movies start out by showing us the peaceful, happy lives of their characters, it’s a major clue that something is either about to go wrong or is already very wrong just beneath the surface. Aneesh Chaganty’s Run is...

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Mangrove: Put the Charge on Me, by David Bax

There’s a lot of reggae and rocksteady on the soundtrack in Steve McQueen’s Mangrove (including a handful of classics by Toots and the Maytal, whose frontman Toots Hibbert passed away only a couple of months ago). And why wouldn’t there...

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The Last Vermeer: Paint by Numbers, by David Bax

Dan Friedkin’s directorial debut The Last Vermeer is a case study in how individual elements in filmmaking and performance can elevate what would otherwise be a soggy and tepid product. The most valuable example herein is the stately cinematography of...

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BP Movie Journal 11/12/20

In this episode, Tyler and David discuss the movies they’ve been watching, including: HAIRSPRAYOTTOLENGHI AND THE CAKES OF VERSAILLESTHE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARITENETBEACHESPOSSESSOR12 HOUR SHIFTTHE SOCIAL DILEMMATHE DOORMANHOCUS POCUSSHITHOUSETHE WAR OF THE GARGANTUASDAVID BYRNE’S AMERICAN UTOPIAHAM ON RYEADDAMS FAMILY VALUESBLOW...

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Ammonite: Can You Dig It?, by David Bax

In the opening scene of Francis Lee’s Ammonite, a brief sort of prologue set decades before the main story, we see a complete, fossilized ichthyosaur skeleton being arranged for display in a museum. Empirical though it may be, to contemplate...