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Gus Van Sant United States, 2005

smndvdcl's rating of the film Last Days

Channeling the fixed shots of Chantal Akerman demonstrate a deliberate patience with composition and shot length, Van Sant's stylistic oeuvre moves into a different direction from Alan Clarke's 'Elephant' and the RPG-videogame influenced tracking shots in 'Elephant' and 'Gerry'. As a reflection on the last days of Kurt Cobain, it is hit-and-miss, but as a piece of cinematic poetry, it excels.