The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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Minervini places these two non-actors in the same arena and no sparks whatsoever fly. It's a tedious, patience-testing experience that could reward only cinephiles and the curious.
Authenticity is the warm blood that pumps through "Stop the Pounding Heart," a low key but mesmerizing look at adolescent awakening in a fundamentalist family.
"Stop the Pounding Heart" transcends both the red state-blue state split and limited, didactic ideas of cinematic realism.
A modest film made with an authenticity that commands respect, Stop the Pounding Heart adopts fundaments of neorealism and cinema verite to consider issues of faith, family and personal conviction.
Characters who might have been portrayed as Bible Belt nut-jobs come off as unconditionally loving.
Where Heart excels, however, is simply in capturing the rhythm of life.
More than the sum of its avowed influences, Stop the Pounding Heart evidences a supplicant style of filmmaking.
Stop the Pounding Heart becomes a sensitive, lovingly crafted illustration of the relationship between culture, faith, and identity.
Stop The Pounding Heart is a modest production, but that's okay. You don't need a huge budget when you're working with simple truths.
Stop the Pounding Heart is at once restrained and tactile, the work of a silently observant filmmaker who is as compassionate as he is critical.
Minervini's achievement in this quietly impressive film is to let us see what's exceptional, rather than just odd.
Viewers on guard for the sin of condescension will have their expectations dashed.
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