That Shelf contributor Barbara Goslawski examines a stylistic trend showing up in TIFF 2019’s slate of feature films: the close-up.
The quiet, unsettling, and visually mesmerizing Canadian independent The Oxbow Cure might be one of the most thoughtful genre films in recent memory. There isn’t another movie like this that’s come out this year, this decade, or possibly will ever be seen again. It's that unique.
We talked to the creative team behind the haunting new Canadian indie The Oxbow Cure, Calvin Thomas and Yonah Lewis, about getting the most out of a 22 page script, uncooperative weather, casting for a movie that only has one character on screen the entire time, populating the crew with other filmmakers, and crafting an ending that changes the direction of the movie that came before it.