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Dir. Tarsem Singh Dhandwar
(2012, PG, 106 minutes)

Mirror Mirror is the fourth film by Tarsem Singh, following two I consider greatly underrated – The Cell and The Fall, the latter of which made my list of the best films of the last decade – and one I didn’t see: Immortals. Formerly a director of music videos, he’s a remarkable visual artist, whose compositions and use of physical space, costume design, and production design make his films worth seeing for their style alone.

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On DVD: “The Fall”

Justine Waddell, from

Dir. Tarsem Singh
(R) ★ ★ ★ ★

There isn’t a single shot in The Fall that isn’t interesting. The great majority are beautiful. Several are astonishing. Shot in two dozen countries, the film takes advantage of some of the most remarkable locations in the world and redefines the possibilities of the medium. It has Lawrence of Arabia’s sensitivity to physical space, shown in glorious wide shots of deserts, mountains, and architecturally magnificent buildings. It is equally attentive to color, a broad palate showcased in the remarkable costumes and natural landscapes. There are no green screens. This is an easy bet for my list of the year’s best films.

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