The film critic Graham Fuller compares Stranger Things and Bryan Forbes’ 1961 classic Whistle Down the Wind in the fascinating article “British intruders bring miracles to BAMcinemaFest.” Both films are feature directorial debuts, both involve an intruder discovered on private property, and both play at BAM next weekend.
From the article :
Burke (who photographed the film) and Eyal directed Stranger Things in a crisp realist style, favoring extremely tight close-ups that get under the skin of characters who are at first unfathomable. The nuanced performances by Collins (a major talent) and Akhtar (hilarious as the inept jihadist in Four Lions) fully bear out the directors’ belief in an actor-driven cinema.
**SPOILER ALERT** – Mr. Fuller describes details of the story that some viewers may wish to read only after seeing the film.
Click here to read the full article on Graham Fuller’s THE CUTTING ROOM.
Stranger Things plays at BAMcinemaFest on Saturday, June 25 @ 4:15pm
Whistle Down the Wind plays Sunday, June 26 @ 1pm