Monday, November 20, 2017

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Wednesday, Sep. 20, 2017
Review: Director David Gordon Green's "Stronger"
"Stronger " is about a survivor but it is not a feel-good movie. In 2013, 27-year-old Jeff Bauman went to watch his ex-girlfriend, Erin Hurley, run the Boston Marathon. He was there when the bombs went off and lost both of his legs as a result. An Associated Press photograph of Bauman, bloodied and...
Thursday, Sep. 21, 2017
Sounding Off: Composer, Sound Designer, Mixer and Ad Agency Music Producer Perspectives
Looking to increase the decibel level but not the noise, SHOOT sought out music and sound industry professionals to gain insights into the creative challenges they face, the recent work that they are most proud of, significant trends and developments, how their roles have evolved, and the audio...
Wednesday, Sep. 20, 2017
Review: Director Matthew Vaughn's "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" 
In the first film about a secret spy group known as Kingsman, we learned they are well-dressed, courtly and perfectly groomed. But by the second film, there's a decidedly ungentlemanly whiff about them — of desperation. "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" comes three years after the first leg in the...
Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017
Review: Cambodia Drama From Director Angelina Jolie
By now, there should be no debating that Angelina Jolie is a talented director, capable of handling the most challenging subject matter with assurance and sensitivity. Those who continue to denigrate her skills because she's also a movie star and tabloid fixture are running out of ammunition. There...
Wednesday, Sep. 13, 2017
Review: Director Darren Aronofsky's Audacious "mother!"
Women give, men take and the Old Testament crashes into modern anxiety in director Darren Aronofsky's "mother! " It is an audacious, bold and fascinating fever dream of a film. It's allegory for, well, everything (the environment, marriage, art, spirituality, you name it!), that will challenge,...
Wednesday, Sep. 13, 2017
Review: New Action Hero Unveiled in "American Assassin"
Mitch Rapp is an action hero in the vein of Jack Ryan or John McClane: an impossibly tough and determined everyday guy out to save the world. Dylan O'Brien brings a youthful freshness to that archetype in "American Assassin," his first leading-man role and the first big-screen adaptation of Vince...
Wednesday, Sep. 6, 2017
Review: Director Andy Muschietti's "It"
Here's the good news: Pennywise is as creepy as ever in the new "It ." Thanks to a bigger budget and some improved special effects some 27 years later he really gets the chance to spook the kids of Derry, Maine. Bill Skarsgard (Son of Stellan, brother of Alexander) has infused Stephen King's killer...
Monday, Aug. 28, 2017
Review: Writer/Director Eliza Hittman's "Beach Rats"
Is there anything lonelier than a secret? Frankie has a big one — he's attracted to men — and he can't seem to reconcile it with his own life. Writer and director Eliza Hittman's "Beach Rats " follows this conflicted Coney Island teenager around one summer, both languid and fraught, as he quietly...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017
Review: Director Adam Wingard's "Death Note" For Netflix
When "Death Note" begins, we learn that Seattle teenager Light Turner has a crush on a cheerleader at his high school. So when these two would-be lovebirds finally talk for the first time and really open up to each other, Turner has to be honest: "It's going to sound a little crazy," he tells her...
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017
Review: Writer-Director Matt Ruskin's "Crown Heights" 
Matt Ruskin's "Crown Heights" takes its name from the Brooklyn neighborhood, but its story is both more pointedly individual and more broadly national than that suggests. It's a sober recounting of a case of wrongful conviction. Colin Warner (Lakeith Stanfield) is a Trinidad-born 18-year-old from...