In order to create the desired atmosphere—drab, working class England of the 1940s and 1950s—Distant Voices, Still Lives is shot in a kind of muted color, with every day seemingly overcast. 1,308 more words
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Long Day Closes, The (1992)
★★★ / ★★★★
When is a movie not a movie but a poem?
Written and directed by Terence Davies, “The Long Day Closes” plays more like a memory rather than a standard story with defined exposition, rising action, climax, and falling action—which is a most appropriate approach considering that the material is autobiographical. 455 more words
“Love is patient, love is kind, love means slowly losing your mind” Kevin (James Marsden) jokingly says in the fluffy romantic comedy 27 Dresses. It’s a silly, offhand riff on an oft-quoted Bible verse, but it holds some truth in relation to the truly uncontrollable sensation that falling in love is, something that cinema throughout its short history has loved to theorise and attempt to describe. 571 more words