Sunday, 11 July 2010
It suddenly occurred to me in my obsessive google image stalking of the young Ezra this afternoon where I knew his face from: Afterschool. He plays the lead character in the grittiest depiction of high school drama since Gus Van Sant's Elephant. The same cinema verité style is used, and although the film does not document a real event in the same manner as Gus Van Sant's opus does, there is the same feeling of impending tragedy throughout. Also, unlike in Elephant, we are allowed to see the impact of the "tragedy". Miller is perfect in it - I've actually been meaning to recommend this film for a while now so cheers Ezra for being better than fantastic in two films. I eagerly await Beware the Gonzo and Every Day now.
Posted by Laudatrix at 13:11