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WELCOME TO CLOSELY OBSERVED FRAMES

Dedicated to film journalism and selected interviews with industry professionals

 

An Interview with DP Ruairí O'Brien

Ruairí O'Brien is a cinematographer known for his work on Dating Amber, The Fall, Five Minutes of Heaven, The Winter Lake, and Line of...

2021: A Year in Review

Thank you to all of our readers and contributors for all of your continued support. With new releases from Claire Denis, Martin Scorsese,...

An interview with Emily Marie Palmer

Emily Marie Palmer is an actor and writer known for American Horror Story, Mercy Street, and Lansky. I spoke with Emily about studying at...

Cruising: Ambiguity and Meaning

By Duran Aziz There isn’t a whole lot that’s resolved by the time the credits roll in William Friedkin’s Cruising (1980). We thought that...

Film of the Week: The Power of the Dog

Jane Campion’s return to film, The Power of the Dog, is a parable on masculinity and a deceptive thriller only felt long after it strikes.

Film of the Week: Drive My Car

A director and his driver, both wounded by grief, find solace in the processes of their work in Hamaguchi’s deft, masterful character study.

An interview with Chrystee Pharris

Chrystee Pharris is an actor known for her work on Goliath, Scrubs, Monogamy, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and Passions. I spoke...

An Interview with Carter Glade

Carter Glade is an actor known for Freaky, Her Deadly Secret and American Animals. I spoke with Carter about his background in acting...

An Interview with Rita Tushingham

Having launched her career in the 1961 British New Wave film, A Taste of Honey, Rita Tushingham has starred in iconic films including,...