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The New Yorker's Richard Brody Gushes Over Matthew Porterfield—Again


Putty Hill

When

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New Yorker

film writer Richard Brody made up his

for his

last December, he put Baltimore filmmaker

in the company of the likes of Jean-Luc Godard, Wes Anderson, and Catherine Breillat by including Porterfield's 2006 Baltimore-shot independent feature

Hamilton

among his favorites. Now Brody is enthusing about Porterfield's new movie

Putty Hill

, a

that recently screened in New York, calling it

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Porterfield, Brody writes, "invokes, with slight and tender gestures—and with the remarkable, confessional performances he elicits from his young actors—worlds of experience and feeling." He also praises the collaboration between the director and cinematographer Jeremy Saulnier, comparing it to the legendary collaboration between Godard and cinematographer Raoul Coutard. And then he wonders why

Putty Hill

isn't playing the esteemed New Directors/New Films and agitates for a DVD release for

Hamilton

. Guess he's a fan.

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