Daniel Nava features reviews of “De Palma” and “The Neon Demon” for Chicago Cinema Circuit

ccc

“DE PALMA”

One of the unintended effects of Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow’s De Palma is in its capacity to produce a sigh of relief at finding a documentary that reaffirms most if not all of your preconceptions about its subject. It’s capital A Advocacy for the American auteur, with Baumbach and Paltrow capturing Brian De Palma in medium close-up for the duration of the film as he candidly discusses his successes and failures, film by film, with excerpts from those pictures interspersed throughout.

“THE NEON DEMON”

Hypermasculine male protagonists have steered the sensory and stoic qualities of Nicolas Winding Refn’s films. The wielders of violence, whether it’s the clench of Ryan Gosling’s fists in Only God Forgives, gripping a hammer inDrive, or Tom Hardy’s sturdy physical constitution in Bronson, have unleashed their brand of violence through brute male force; aggression in its physical form, in Refn’s films, is a purely masculine trait.

CLICK ON THE TITLES to read Daniel’s full reviews!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s