Driveways (2019)

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A lonesome boy accompanies his mother on a trip to clean out his late aunt's house, and ends up forming an unexpected friendship with the retiree who lives next door.


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24 June 2020 | Blk_Ne190
| A Masterclass in Subtle Filmmaking
This is the type of indie movies others should strive to be. It is such a carefully crafted piece of work that you can tell means a lot to its creators.

It is a simple story that isn't all that fresh but in other ways it is. There is lots to read into about these characters especially the young lead. They painted such a picture of this character that you infer other things that are not pointed out to you.

The way they use the costumes in the first shot to show that this family doesn't exactly have lost of money but showing us the holes in the boys top and the beat up pair of shoes on the woman feet. It is so subtle and you may miss it but it gives it so much more than just being like "We have no money, we are poor".

The score is really subtle and suits the film really well as i think that word encapsulates this whole movie. It isn't all flash and guns blazing. It has things going on in the background that are sad and heartbreaking but it doesn't bring them to the front of the movie much as i think he wanted to show that they go on in life and people don't want to talk about it.

There isn't so much of a plot as there is a theme. Time is the theme of this movie and how you wish you could slow it down or go back and change things. From the sisters not talking to the man wanting to tell his wife things.

It is really poetic and it is a shame that it has not reached a wider audience because i honestly think it does its job so well.

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