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Wonderfully acted and artfully composed, Columbus balances the clean lines of architecture against the messiness of love, with tenderly moving results.
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This is a challengingly intelligent film, and Richardson is just superb.
The quietly stirring, exquisitely photographed Columbus is an art house gem that beautifully illuminates not only the architecture of a small Indiana town, but also the characters who inhabit it.
Architecture has never been more romantic than in "Columbus," single-name director Kogonada's stunningly beautiful film.
Rarely will images of mighty concrete and stone dwellings set against tranquil waters or a gentle spring shower resonate so powerfully as those on display every day in the southern Indiana city of Columbus, captured so breathtakingly in the film.
[Columbus] unfolds in a series of grandly composed frames that range from fanatically symmetrical interior shots to boldly geometric exterior shots showcasing the local gems.
Few contemporary American films operate on this level of aesthetic precision. In a first feature, yet.
Columbus demands audiences to give their full attention, yet this command is given in whispers, not shouts ... This is the architecture of human encounters.
If you give the reins to Kogonada and exert a little effort yourself, Columbus will give you back ten times what you put into it.
Kogonada creates a recurring juxtaposition between the axis of the dramaturgy (where narrative cinema nominally places the audience) and a more transcendent, detached position
The story centers heavily around architecture, and Kogonada and cinematographer Elisha Christian, craft still-frames ... that feel like pieces of architecture themselves.
Columbus is a fantastic directorial debut for Kogonada and a great showcase for its two leads, John Cho and Haley Lu Richardson. Features the best punch-dancing since Footloose.
Cho is dependably good but it's Haley Lu Richardson who steal the show with a sublime performance.
The indie cinema has gained another masterful director and this is right on the top of my choices for 2017. I stumbled onto this film by mistake but found the critical acclaim not an easy thing to ignore. The film is wonderfully shot with a filmmaker beginning his career with something most studio filmmakers could only dream to make. The film never betrays the characters with a forced storyline that didn't fit, it's just a true film with interesting characters attempting to discover themselves. I'm happy to say this is one of the best films of 2017 in my books. 15/01/2018.
A wonderfully assured debut from Kogonada. Not only is the movie filled with humor and insight but its also awash with fantastic shots. How John Cho never found a consistent career as a credible romantic lead is beyond me.
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