Archive for August, 2012

Cosmopolis

Cosmopolis

in American Movies

Written a few years before the recession that affected the end of the previous decade, Don DeLillo’s novel was intended as a visionary work. In six days, writer/director David Cronenberg penned an adaptation of this story showing capitalism as a vampire that sucks the blood of society. With Cosmopolis, the Canadian filmmaker delivers an icy and anxious film that revisits his […]

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Lawless

Lawless

in American Movies

With his cerebral and physical western, The Proposition, director John Hillcoat had delivered an intriguing film, which was featuring holes. Filled with ellipses, his movie was roughly built on – sometimes clumsy and disjointed – narrative blocks. Those narrative gaps were symbolized by bullet holes through which the plot was piercing. With Lawless, Mr. Hillcoat goes the opposite direction, this time making […]

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