Category: scott nye

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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...

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The Kid Who Would Be King: Old Magic, by Scott Nye

Writer/director Joe Cornish made a huge splash in 2011 with his youth-oriented sci-fi movie Attack the Block, which absorbed the stylistic lessons of 1980s genre fare without feeling beholden to them, deftly interweaving the economic realities of lower-class life without...