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VIDEO ESSAY: Gliding Over All: The Cinematography of BREAKING BAD, Season 5.1

"Breaking Bad," with its carefully thought-out look, dependably relies on its cinematography to deliver crucial narrative/thematic information, just as it relies on its characters to deliver significant exposition in a straightforward manner.
  • By Dave Bunting, Jr. and Derek Hill
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  • September 4, 2012 10:50 AM
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VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Olivier Assayas's SOMETHING IN THE AIR

A revolution might not be a dinner party, but its aftermath presents similar problems: someone has to clean up, someone else arrives tragically late, and someone who wasn’t there at all may still want to hold their own the next day.
  • By Tommaso Tocci
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  • September 3, 2012 3:23 PM
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VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Terrence Malick's TO THE WONDER

A movement from the universal to the particular: that’s what Terrence Malick’s "To the Wonder" feels like, a year after "The Tree of Life."
  • By Tommaso Tocci
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  • September 2, 2012 1:03 PM
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VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Paul Thomas Anderson's THE MASTER

Long awaited at the Lido, after a prolonged game of cat-and-mouse between the Festival and Harvey Weinstein’s marketing machine, "The Master" has finally been shown.
  • By Tommaso Tocci
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  • September 1, 2012 4:04 PM
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