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Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017
Review: Director Michael Gracey's "The Greatest Showman"
"Don't fight it," goes the opening song of "The Greatest Showman," sung by Hugh Jackman. "It's coming for you, running at ya." Well, that's for damn sure. "The Greatest Showman" is a one hour-and-45 minute onslaught on the senses — all peppy, fizzy ballads and frantic energy, earnest sentiments and...
Friday, Dec. 22, 2017
2017 Year End Survey: Positive & Proactive
2017 has been a trying year. Political divisiveness on the rise, civility seemingly in decline. Sexual harassment coming to the fore in entertainment, media and the body politic. Those narrow of mind and short on tolerance emboldened to spew forth hate speech and scapegoating, coming to a tragic...
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...
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017
Review: Director Steven Spielberg's "The Post"
"The Post " is kind of like the Yankees of movies. A Steven Spielberg directed film about the Pentagon Papers starring Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep and a murderer's row of all your favorite television character actors (Jesse Plemons! Bob Odenkirk! Carrie Coon! Sarah Paulson!)? It doesn't even seem fair...
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017
Review: Director Carlos Saldanha's Animated Feature "Ferdinand"
This holiday season, there's all manner of conflict at your local movie theater — Jedis battling in the stars, Winston Churchill warring in Europe and Olympic athletes dueling on ice. And then there's that 2,000-pound bull that refuses to fight. "Ferdinand " is a first-rate animated tale adapted...
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017
Review: Director Rian Johnson's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"
A welcome disturbance in the Force, Rian Johnson's "The Last Jedi" is, by wide measure, the trippiest, scrappiest and most rule-breaking "Star Wars" adventure yet. Not the exercise in nostalgia that was J.J. Abrams' "The Force Awakens," Johnson's Episode VIII takes George Lucas' space opera in new...
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017
Review: Director Craig Gillespie's "I, Tonya"
"I, Tonya" is the Tonya Harding film you never knew you wanted: an outrageously entertaining reappraisal of the Olympic figure skater who, in 1994, was involved in a scheme to injure her main rival, Nancy Kerrigan. Resurrecting Harding from the yellowed pages of '90s tabloids may seem about as...
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,...