Tagged: drama

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Mogul Mowgli: Double Lives, by David Bax

Mogul Mowgli, Bassam Tariq’s first feature length film since his stunning, thrilling 2012 debut These Birds Walk, has dialogue both in English and Urdu. But the British Pakistani characters overlap and blend the two so inextricably that–at least on the...

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Anne at 13,000 Ft.: Shaky Landing, by David Bax

If it weren’t for the stellar performance at its center, Kazik Radwanski’s Anne at 13,000 Ft. would feel like little more than a formalist or structuralist exercise. Disorienting tactics like close-ups that the camera operator has to reframe when the...

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The Deceivers: Loose Cannon, by David Bax

1988’s The Deceivers, playing in theaters now in a new restoration, is produced by Ismail Merchant but it’s not quite what you imagine when you think of a Merchant/Ivory production. For one thing, it’s not directed by James Ivory. Instead,...

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Isabella: Purple Pros, by David Bax

In the opening shot of Matías Piñeiro’s Isabella, the camera tilts down from a purple sky to locate a long, metal jetty projecting over a still body of water from some unseen piece of land, accompanied by the dull, pleasant...

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Together: Let Me Out, by David Bax

There’s already been a handful of movies made about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic but, apart from Borat Subsequent Moviefilm and the documentary 76 Days, I haven’t watched any of them. So I was eager to dig into Together, a professional...

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White as Snow: Eat This, by David Bax

If the title and the apple-centric publicity still didn’t clue you in, Anne Fontaine’s White as Snow is a retelling of the Snow White story. Seeing as the film takes place in something approaching the real world, there’s no literal...