Author’s signatures at the cinema

There are different attributes when identifying the film of an author.  It may be because of the way they edit, it may be because of the composition in their photography (Kubrick, Scott, Lean, Kurosawa, etc.) the movements in their shootings (Kubrick, Hosoda, Kurosawa, Lean, Godard, Greenaway, Anderson), or as the recurrent use of silences (Scorcese), […]

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Scorsese’s Fast Dolly Zoom

It is a way of making us feel more involved in the film, in the situation and in what the character is feeling at that moment.  We have already talked about the stamp that each author gives to his film, and when that peculiarity in the way of filming, whether with camera movements, silences, framing, […]

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The Witch

The witch is Robert Eggers’ debut feature. It is a story developed in the sixteenth century where a Christian family is exiled from a community of pilgrims, for their exacerbated Christianity, reaching a place near the forest where they make their home. However, the forest seems to harbor something sinister, a witch and the devil […]

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Rabbits: The terror of dark secrets

David Lynch launches in 2002 a film.   A film of almost 50 minutes divided into acts as in the theater and in fact the long shot that makes up the film, is like a filmed theater, something that in cinema, is not very eloquent. It is presented to three humanized rabbits which exchange concise […]

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The Room

A film directed by Lenny Abrahamson inspired by the novel by Emma Donoghue. This movie tells the story of a woman who was kidnapped from the age of 17 and who has been locked in a room for 5 years. She has been fed and raped all this time by a psychopath who has had […]

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I saw The Devil

I saw the devil has the classic elements of cinema slasher, a psychopath obsessed with women who enjoys raping and butchering his victims (Choi Min-sik). There are movies about murderers, there are many, the subgenre as we already know is the slasher, but a few days ago I saw a special one that made me […]

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Donnie Darko and the journey in time

There are films whose proposal and history are so interesting and captivating that they have become of cult. One of them is Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly, 2001), a psychological thriller that tells us the intriguing story of a teenager who has schizophrenia problems but who he is involved in an episode of space-time alteration linked […]

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Rogue One: The balm that StarWars fans needed?

Rogue One is definitely made for the fans, but it also gives it that intense character in the battles that the youngest ones will appreciate. I guess many of us expected that when we saw “Long ago in a galaxy far, far away …” we would see more of the attempts of “someone else” to […]

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Silences in Cinematography

The aesthetic value of silence makes sense when, visually, it becomes present, and cuts the noise in the film.  It is that inverse metaphor that lets you value what you have when there is nothing … In film, image and silence began their walk hand in hand. And this relationship has maintained the aesthetic value […]

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Zhang Yimou: Color and kinematics of the senses

Undoubtedly one of the great authors of the new Chinese cinema, Zhang Yimou offers a unique cinematography that seeks to stimulate the senses through visual exuberance to another level. Whoever has not seen a Yimou movie is lost, above all, of a visual spectacle full of color, movement and composition that make them a true […]

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