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WELCOME TO CLOSELY OBSERVED FRAMES

Dedicated to film journalism and selected interviews with industry professionals

 

Film of the Week: Petrov’s Flu

In light of world events, we look at Kirill Serebrennikov’s anti-Kremlin Russian parable—where a flu epidemic wrecks havoc on Yekaterinburg.

An Interview with Neraida Bega

Neraida Bega is an actor and mocap actor known for her work on WandaVision, American Bred, APEX Legends, and the upcoming film Dog. I...

Film of the Week: Flee

An Afghan refugee’s story of how he arrived alone in Denmark aged 15 is told in Flee, Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s powerful animated documentary.

An Interview with Lotte Munk

Lotte Munk is an actor known for The Idiots, The Bridge and The Killing. I spoke with Lotte about training at the Drama School at Aarhus...

Film of the Week: The Humans

Walls groan, light bulbs detonate, figures stare in from outside windows. In Stephen Karam’s The Humans, home is a nightmare for the lonely.

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.