Category: scott nye

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The Aftermath: Clean-Up, by Scott Nye

The Aftermath is the worst kind of not-good movie – one that flirts with legitimacy, thoughtfulness, and maturity, only to pull the rug out from under you and insist the easiest narrative, told with the least consideration to the conflict...

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Transit: This Isn’t Your Life, by Scott Nye

A breathtaking film that feels at once strikingly original and a perfect example of postmodernism, Christian Petzold’s Transit – based on the 1942 novel by Anna Seghers – resists easy classification, preferring instead to absorb the film movements of both...

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Birds of Passage: Clear Path, by Scott Nye

Ciro Guerra made a huge splash with his excellent 2015 film Embrace of the Serpent, a hallucinatory epic of colonial history that was at turns tragic and hilarious, meditative and beautiful. His new film, which he co-directed with Serpent producer...

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Holiday: No Escape, by Scott Nye

“Wide shot, long take” has been the default aesthetic for international art house cinema for so long now that its employment – once radical – is now routine. The ease with which a series of auteurs have worn the vitality...