Review: Court, 2015, dir. Chaitanya Tamhane

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“Chaitanya Tamhane’s Court is the writer-director’s first feature, but it’s so accomplished that he might fool you into thinking that he’s been doing this for years. Partly, that’s a credit to his technique and his craft. Tamhane favors a style that emphasizes long takes, steady cinematography, and careful editing. Every shot he photographs, every image he composes, every cut he makes feels deeply intentional, all the better to avoid throwaway moments and wasted scenery. More importantly, Court is a courtroom drama that’s so muted and stripped down we may, at times, come dangerously close to forgetting it’s a courtroom drama at all.” (Via Movie Mezzanine.)

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