Deliberately paced, Dogs is a film that drips along. Carefully orchestrated, it is an understated theatrical film consisting of a ceaselessly trawling camera that is forever pushing in. Look at the way the film introduces Roman. The camera crawls toward him as he sits on a bench, framed by a makeshift canopy and waiting for a ride to his grandfather’s house. Or, the way in which the officer inspects a foot on a dinner plate with nothing more than a fork, like a meal he’s savoring.
February 20, 2017