Perfectionism, graft, drive, at any cost.
Exhilarating. Masterful editing.
THE BLUE ROOM ★★★½☆
Mathieu Amalric is a very competent director. Narrowing the frame to enhance claustrophobia was a bold choice.
LOVE IS STRANGE ★★★★☆
Much is going on: Age, class, sexuality, family. The emotion creeps up on you, mixed in with humour.
BIRDMAN (OR THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE) ★★★★★
Emmanuel Lubezki needs his second cinematography Oscar in a row.