Norwegian safety-first filmmaking is a recipe for mediocrity

Is the Norwegian film establishment playing it too safe? Either way Kerren Lumer-Klabbers’s A Stone Slowly Falls – the only Norwegian film in Karlovy Vary – is a pleasing, self-contained episode, visually arresting, narratively simple but complete.

Polaroid (2017)

Lars Klevberg’s debut feature does not succeed fully as a horror film but is highly impressive in its mise-en-scène and sophisticated, subdued and moody aesthetics.

Split, Part IV: Creativity in cramped quarters

A final look at M. Night Shyamalan’s Split, this time its formal approach with a special emphasis on his inventive use of point-of-view shots, stealthy camera movements, overhead and underhead shots, and many other subtleties.