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Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019
Review: Todd Douglas Miller's "Apollo 11"
The 1969 mission to the moon has been seen in many phases before but never with the shining, crystal-clear fullness of Todd Douglas Miller's extraordinary "Apollo 11," a documentary culled from archival footage and audio recordings that in heart-stopping, minute-by-minute detail, recaptures the...
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019
With A Prequel Film In The Works, "Sopranos" Creator Reflects On The Breakthrough Series
Back in 1997, then-up-and-coming actor Michael Imperioli was mulling two work offers: a cable TV show pilot and a small role in a Woody Allen film. The script for the TV show didn't initially seem so special to him. "I was not blown away by the pilot," he admitted. On the other hand, he had long...
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019
Review: "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World"
Born in the 3-D land rush, "How to Train Your Dragon" has never quite shrugged off the bland corporate sheen attached to it from the start. But almost a decade since taking flight in 2010, these movies have made up for their lack of fire with enough sincerity and genuine sense of wonder to sustain...
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019
Review: Steven Soderbergh's 1st Netflix Film, "High Flying Bird"
Straight, "no chaser" is how NBA agent Ray Burke (Andre Holland) likes his news in "High Flying Bird," and the same could be said for the cinematic preferences of director Steven Soderbergh, whose stripped-down latest is a fleet-footed fast break of a movie. "High Flying Bird," Soderbergh's second...
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019
Review: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's "Never Look Away"
What to say about an Oscar-nominated film that's more than three hours long, apparently despised by the man whose life inspired it, and has been called both a masterpiece and a manipulation? Perhaps that the film's fascinating backstory could make for another three-hour movie. The protagonist would...
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019
Review: Director Robert Rodriguez's "Alita: Battle Angel"
Alita is just like a typical teenage girl. She loves chocolate, breaks curfew and crushes on a bad boy with floppy hair, a leather jacket and a motorcycle. But Alita isn't typical in other ways. For one, she can slice apart a single falling tear with her ferocious battle sword. Those are the two...
Friday, Feb. 8, 2019
2019 Production Outlook: Where Do We Go From Here?
It’s that time of year--for a new beginning, for New Year’s resolutions, which often aren’t kept, and predictions, which often aren’t accurate. Nonetheless SHOOT called upon a brave cross-section of artists and execs from the production and post community to offer their hopes, goals and plans for...
Friday, Feb. 8, 2019
Lensing "Cold War," "The Favourite," "Gotham," "Beyond"
One cinematographer’s reunion with a director resulted yet again in Best Cinematography Oscar, ASC and BAFTA Award nominations. Another DP scored his first Oscar, ASC Award and BAFTA nods for his initial pairing with a celebrated filmmaker. A third lenser received his sixth career ASC Award...
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019
Directors Reflect On Their Return To Sundance
Director Joe Berlinger is no stranger to Sundance. He has over the years debuted six lauded documentaries there, the last being WHITEY: United States of America v. James J. Bulger in 2014. The first was back in ‘92 when he and colleague Bruce Sinofsky’s Brother’s Keeper won the Audience Award. In ‘...
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019
VFX Supervisors Reflect On "First Man," "Christopher Robin," "Isle of Dogs"
Paul Lambert, visual effects supervisor at Double Negative (DNEG), last month earned his second Best Visual Effects Oscar nomination. It came for First Man (Universal Pictures), a year after he won the Academy Award for Blade Runner 2049 . As VFX supervisor on First Man , Lambert and his team...

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