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Film Discussion => This Year In Film => Topic started by: wilder on January 29, 2018, 03:11:38 PM

Title: Unsane
Post by: wilder on January 29, 2018, 03:11:38 PM

Jonathan Bernstein & James Greer wrote Unsane, which centers on a young woman (Foy) who is involuntarily committed to a mental institution where she is confronted by her greatest fear but is it real or is it a product of her delusion?

Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Starring Claire Foy
Release Date - March 23, 2018

Title: Re: Unsane
Post by: polkablues on January 29, 2018, 04:48:38 PM
Looks like a nice companion piece to Side Effects.

I'm not totally sold on the iPhone cinematography here. Contrast it to when he shot Full Frontal on a Sony XL1, he really leaned into the way it looked different from shooting on a traditional movie camera. In this case, he seems to just be shooting it as if it were a traditional movie camera, but on an iPhone. It creates almost an uncanny valley effect, where it looks basically like what you would expect of a professionally-made movie, but you can tell the image is "wrong" in some vague, undefinable way.