Thursday, January 14, 2010

Fish Tank

Film criticism is like solving a cinematic mystery - figuring out how and why something moved you or failed to. With Andrea Arnold's mesmerizing “Fish Tank,” the follow-up to her acclaimed debut, “Red Road,” the answer lies in what's smartly missing. The British director's filmmaking style is precise and concise, as tight and lean as her teenage heroine. Because this coming-of-age tale contains not one extraneous word or image, its strong visceral atmosphere is allowed to organically emerge.

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