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The subtle, confident opening sequence of ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’

Most modern film buffs are familiar with the opening 4-minute steadicam one-take of Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Boogie Nights,” in which Anderson maneuvers through the film’s central nightclub: Not just a demonstration of clear technical prowess, but the sequence’s efficiency, and efficacy, in using it to introduce us to every main character in the film. Following […]
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