Tagged: jim rohner

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I Do Movies Badly: Man with a Movie Camera

With Man With a Movie Camera, Dziga Vertov pioneered many technical camera techniques (double exposure, superimposition, under/overcranking) that filmmakers would utilize regularly for decades to come as well as pioneering the cinéma vérité style. But can we talk about how the guy...

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I Do Movies Badly: Mother

“Dedicated propagandist” Vsevolod Pudovkin introduces us to the plight of the poor and working class with Mother, a film that reminds us all that the phrase “eat the rich” was not a contemporary idea. 

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I Do Movies Badly: Battleship Potemkin

It’s back to film school with the discussion of Battleship Potemkin, a film that is almost 100 years old, yet pioneered many cinematic techniques that we’re still seeing implemented regularly today (Montage! Invisible edits! Romanticizing a country’s troubling history!). It’s both an effective...

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I Do Movies Badly: The Rhythm Section

Reed Morano month(s) goes out with a whimper instead of a bang. From box office receipts to tepid creativity, there is no way to describe The Rhythm Section other than a disappointment.  Reminder that I’m taking a hiatus for March but I’ll be...