Casey Affleck adds another interesting film to his resume – after Gone Baby Gone and Killer Inside Me this is another keeper. Rooney Mara, Ben Foster and Keith Carradine are all good but the real star here is the cinematography (courtesy of Bradford Young). As with so many films not sure where the credit for this lies especially since the directory David Lowery has cinematographer among his past credits as well – he is one of those directors who seems to have done every conceivable job on the film set. This is his first full length film.
As I said it is the look of this film that makes it superlative. You could mistake it for a Terrence Malick film except that there is an actual narrative.
Its an involving story but the star is the light. It speaks to the truth of photography being writing with light.