Month: May 2015

“Jauja” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Jauja (2015; Lisandro Alonso) GRADE: B- By Daniel Barnes More adventures in aspect ratios.  Mommy director Xavier Dolan, Argentinean auteur Lisandro Alonso sees your 1:1 frame and raises you the rounded corners and stiff compositions of a 19th-century photograph. Viggo Mortensen stars as Gunnar Denisen, a Danish surveyor […]

“The Ballad of Narayama” Movie Review by Mike Dub

The Ballad of Narayama (1983; Shôhei Imamura) GRADE: A- By Mike Dub The opening image of Shôhei Imamura’s 1983 Palme d’Or winner The Ballad of Narayama is a somewhat anachronistic helicopter shot.  We’re ushered deep into the mountainous recesses of the Japanese wilderness, a journey that reaches further […]

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