While Nikki is topside, Little wanders a sunless topography of trash, graffiti and otherworldly beauty, some views suggesting de Chirico, others Hieronymus Bosch. The tunnel scenes, sure to be enveloping on a big screen, are the only ones that weren't shot in New York City: The filmmakers used an upstate tunnel, in Rochester, for the underground setting, with graffiti artist Chris Pape, aka Freedom, re-creating some of his work from a storied Manhattan tunnel. The cinematography by Lowell A. Meyer is attuned to the mood and detail of Nora Mendis' production design and to the child's-eye-view allure of this vivid, smudged world. … [Read more...] about ‘Topside’: Film Review | Venice 2020
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The swell of deep feeling in the film is enhanced by sparing use of a somber string and piano score by Dustin O'Halloran and Volker Bertelmann and by special attention to the elemental sounds of wind and waves and occasional birdsong. But the most powerful tool in this lovingly told story is the unimpeachably naturalistic ensemble work of a cast that simply couldn't be bettered, led with startling emotional transparency by Winslet and Ronan. In many ways it's a deceptively modest work, but Ammonite just floored me; I can't think of a single aspect that could be improved upon. … [Read more...] about ‘Ammonite’: Film Review | TIFF 2020
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One Night in Miami, which Amazon has not yet dated but which is definitely in the race this year, provides Regina King some juicy material for her directorial debut, and this three-time Emmy-winning and Oscar-winning star proves really adept in giving her actors room to deliver powerful turns in the dialogue-heavy story of a meeting of four Black icons in 1964 the night of Cassius Clay’s defeat over Sonny Liston to become Heavyweight Champion of the World. Malcolm X, Jim Brown, Sam Cooke, and Clay all meet in a hotel room and discuss many topics related to their responsibility in standing up for their race in the heat of the Civil Rights Movement. It is based on Kemp Powers inventive stage play and the playwright also got to adapt it, a drama that imagines the conversation between the four icons who really did meet that night in Miami. The next day Clay joined the Islamic religion so this was obviously a momentous gathering, and kudos to Kemp for discovering it and its rich … [Read more...] about Oscars: Fall Film Fest Circuit Aims To Promote Early Contenders McDormand, Winslet, Hopkins, King, And More – But Is It Just Too Damn Early?