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I’m Not There Review

Adapting the life and talent of Bob Dylan to the biopic genre was an inevitability. It is hard to see how anyone could stop it from happening. For all the failed markups of The Beatles, The Beach Boys and the big names around the 1960s, pulling off a dissection of The Voice of a Generation is no small feat. I’m Not There plays with the format of traditional detailing. Dylan defines a meaning or passage of time for so many people, spread across generations. To adapt that correctly, no one man can portray Dylan, and that is what director Todd Haynes gets right with I’m Not There. As Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again plays through the opening credits and the passages of time cross the screen, I’m Not There springs to life.

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Three Christs Review

What a time to be Peter Dinklage. Toiling away so desperately for that post-Game of Thrones high has not paid all too many dividends. His strongest effort being the criminally underrated I Think We’re Alone Now proves he does have the calibre and variety of performance needed to break on through to the other side. But projects like Rememory and Three Christs surely can’t help his trajectory. His beard and hipster hair, the oddly-fitted glasses, and the comparisons in appearance to fellow castmate Walton Goggins don’t just stifle Dinklage’s talents but make Three Christs an unnaturally odd representation of a doctor treating paranoid schizophrenics who believe they are the Son of God.  

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Days of Heaven Review

If the days in heaven look like Days of Heaven, then a blissful time should surely be had. Terrence Malick always has imagery on his mind. What it conveys emotionally, and why it is used takes precedence over his story, characters and writing. That is not to say the Richard Gere-led love triangle blossoming on the fields of a vast farm is anything to be snobbish about. Malick portrays confidence with both his visuals and his storytelling abilities. That shouldn’t be too much of a surprise, though, not to those who have experienced his debut, Badlands. With Days of Heaven, he takes the tragedy at the core of his freshman feature, translating it to a different location, but with many of the same personal touches and themes. 

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