As MUCH as I love 16mm film (it was what inspired me to jump into cinematography), A LOT of it is due to obvious visual details that can be emulated if you know what you're looking for. From the grain (which there are SO many options of genuine grain scans to digital emulation), to the light blooming off of highlights due to the image actually being an upscaled crop of a 35mm frame. Easy to emulate if you know what it IS to emulate.
Using vintage optics has become somewhat of a standard these days. Loving every bit of it, too.
My man, Brad. LOVE hearing his thoughts on his own work and filmmaking in general.
A bit of a stretch; most of these shots are standard shots based on damn near every environment available. Easily repeatable by really anyone w/ a camera. "Mirroring" is a stretch maybe.
She almost literally has the same expression in every scene. But "exciting actor".
Yes and No, really
The ONLY advantage to shooting celluloid is the default color and default grain.
With digital today, you can give ANY look you want. A crip look, a film look, whatever you want. With film you have to undo the film qualities to manipulate the image further.
This isn't a slight AGAINST celluloid film. But it does come with more drawbacks than advantages compared to digital [of today].