IndieWire‘s Anne Thompson reviews Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, and praises Lee for taking a step into the unknown with the film’s high frame rate.
She writes, “When you find yourself examining a soldier’s hair follicles in close-up, that can be distracting. But other moments sing, like luminous close-ups on the faces of Lee’s best, most natural actors, Alwyn and Kristen Stewart as his guilt-ridden sister, desperate to keep her brother alive. Lee manipulates the point of view so we fall into their eyes. ‘In a movie when you see a face, it’s a face,’ said Lee at the Q&A after the film. ‘How do you make that into a movie? It was quite challenging.'”
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