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Film: Great Expectations
Year: 1998
Director: Alfonso Cuarón

If you’re still reading this critical schlock chute I call a blog, then it can only be because you find yourself hounded by one prevailing cinelogical question, which holds you tight in an insomniac buzz through the night hours and over which every tier of your conscious, crying out in the unanimous voice of revolt, demands satisfaction. 700 more words

15 Mind-Blowing One-Shot Action Scenes

From very early on, film directors attempted to push the boundaries of conventional editing norms with the use of long takes or “oners”. These extended shots, often composed with sophisticated and complex camerawork, allowed them to obtain a more coherent timing, bring a peculiar sort of realism to the scene, and manipulate tension. 135 more words


"Hands of Stone" and the White Gaze

I’d like to preface this piece by stating that I think Édgar Ramírez is one of the greatest actors working today. He is an actor with so many layers and skills that it constantly frustrates me that the projects he gets offered never take advantage of his talent… 470 more words