Cameraperson” is a movie memoir, of sorts, from long time cinematographer Kirsten Johnson (KJ). Although you may imagine that life for a cameraperson is somewhat obscured by the vision of those they collaborate with; KJ finds herself as the witness to beauty and tranquillity in places shrouded in dark historical moments.
“Inferno” is a movie that satisfies like a single serve airline meal. The pulp globe-trotting mystery doesn’t have nutritional value, the rich taste of a restaurant dish, or the care of something home cooked; it’s purpose built to fill a void quickly and induce a mild vegetative state.
Casey Affleck’s performance in “Manchester By The Sea” is one of the most effectively crafted portrayals of the crippling weight of grief in recent movies. Writer/director Kenneth Lonergan’s composition is lured toward him, every moment that he’s occupying the frame; the actor is like a tractor beam.
Why does a character like “Sully” and his famous landing known as the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ make us feel sure to laud his heroics and still be indecisive in the case of Snowden? The outcome, is much more tangible to grasp; life or death.
“The Dressmaker” wraps a pig pen of a town and its porky inhabitants in silk. It tackles the feeling of being cursed by your confines and the toxicity of small town gossip mongering; with beauty, death, romance and hilarity.