Sunday, February 25, 2018

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Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
Script Scrutiny Vital To Tracy Letts, Known For Supporting Roles in "Lady Bird," "The Post" 
If you want to get Tracy Letts in your movie — and that might be a good idea since he has two up for best picture at the Oscars — you'd better proofread the script before you send it. Letts, who has supporting roles in "Lady Bird" and "The Post," is also a Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning...
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
Review: Director Alex Garland's "Annihilation"
"The Shimmer" is the name given to the mysterious phenomenon that, after a meteor strike, settles along a swampy coastline in Alex Garland's "Annihilation." It's an area enclosed by a fluid, translucent wall bathed in an eerie rainbow glimmer. The Shimmer's steady expansion threatens to swallow...
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018
Review: Directors Daley, Goldstein Team On "Game Night"
A murder mystery party goes sideways when violent kidnappers arrive before the fake ones in "Game Night ," which seems on the page to be like all the other disappointing action-comedies of late. You know the kind, where ordinary, upper middle class-ish suburbanites get thrown into some wacky...
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018
Review: Director Sally Potter's "The Party"
Sally Potter's new film "The Party " is 71 minutes long. That fact alone shouldn't necessarily be a selling point — stories need as long as they need — but when superhero movies and comedies regularly extend well past the two-hour mark, it's hard not to appreciate the restraint. And it is a rich...
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018
Review: Director Mark Pellington's "Nostalgia" 
One of the first images in the film "Nostalgia" is of an heirloom necklace dangling on the neck of a diner waitress. One of the last images is of a massive puffy cloud, ever shifting in the wide sky. Between these symbols of permanence and flux is a deeply meditative movie about time, loss and the...
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017
Agency of the Year: Statue of No Limitations
Though not unprecedented—with Wieden+Kennedy turning the trick many moons ago—it’s rare for SHOOT to select the same shop as Agency of the Year twice in a row. But we felt compelled to do so in light of the body of work again turned out by McCann New York. And reinforcing our choice was the...
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017
Review: Director Noah Baumbach's "Meyerowitz Stories" For Netflix
Your first response to "The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)" may very well be: Adam Sandler is good — REALLY good — in his sensitive, nuanced portrayal as Danny, the outsider son in the Meyerowitz brood. The opening scene finds Danny in the driver's seat beside Eliza, his teenage daughter (...
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017
Review: Director Reginald Hudlin's "Marshall"
Thurgood Marshall, a titan of 20th-century law and a civil rights pioneer, has until now largely eluded Hollywood's notice. Despite its title, "Marshall," too, is wary of taking on the Supreme Court justice in full, sticking to a minor case from Marshall's early career as counsel for the NAACP...
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017
Review: Director Hany Abu-Assad's "The Mountain Between Us"
"The Mountain Between Us" is about two strangers who survive a plane crash only to end up in the unforgiving snowy Utah mountains, with no cell reception and precious little food. So they do what comes naturally. They try to eat each other. No, no, no. Are you crazy? They fall in love — kinda,...
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017
Review: Director Sean Baker's "The Florida Project"
Not too far from the gates of the Walt Disney World Resort, where families are promised "enchanted escapes" and "fun" and "magic" and where day tickets start at a cool $99 a person, is a discount motel off a busy street called The Magic Castle. It's painted in garish shades of lavender and amethyst...