Sunday, November 18, 2018


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Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
Review: Director Greta Gerwig's "Lady Bird"
Lady Bird is obsessed with place. Her place in the world, in her Catholic high school, in her school play, in her own family and in her unglamorous hometown of Sacramento ("the Midwest of California") and the even more unglamorous part she lives in. She craves sophistication in a way that she can't...
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017
Review: Director Richard Linklater's "Last Flag Flying"
In this era of rampant sequelizing, has any filmmaker more playfully inverted the standard more-of-the-same monotony than Richard Linklater? His Oscar-nominated "Boyhood" was, if nothing else, a compendium of life's chapters, filmed — and lived — year after year. His "Before" trilogy reteamed Julie...
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017
Review: Director Taika Waititi's "Thor: Ragnarok"
In the stand-alone films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Thor always seemed to get the short end of the stick. The Thor films were never as popular as Iron Man, and didn't gain steam like Captain America. They were perhaps a little too serious and a little too dull — none of which was the fault of...
Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
Cinematographers & Cameras: Lensing "Mudbound," "Beauty and the Beast," "Brad's Status"
One DP got the chance to shoot for a director she greatly admired and their collaboration has yielded a Netflix feature that is very much in this season’s Oscar conversation. Another cinematographer is in pre-pro on his sixth feature for the same director; their fifth was released this year, a...
Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
Up-and-Coming Directors: The Fall Collection
SHOOT’s fall ensemble of up-and-coming directors includes a noted actress who’s making her directorial debut with an upcoming HBO documentary, and a music video/spot/short film helmer who has diversified into longer form via a Netflix TV series he co-created. Also in the mix is a still photographer...
Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
Review: Ruben Ostlund's  Palme d'Or Winner "The Square"
Swedish filmmaker Ruben Ostlund's last film, "Force Majeure," began with the rumble of an alpine avalanche and the wallop of a shattered self-image. When a swelling white tide appears headed straight for an outdoor cafe, a panicked father flees with his iPhone, but not his children or wife. Their...
Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017
Review: Director Jason Hall's "Thank You For Your Service"
"Thank You For Your Service" may be an Iraq war film. But its most harrowing scene takes place far from the battlefield: in the sterile, dingy waiting room of the Department of Veterans Affairs. There, as countless veterans, many of them wounded, sit for hours waiting to talk to someone, Adam...
Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
VFX/Animation News & Developments: Davidson Joins Brickyard VFX
Brickyard VFX Santa Monica has brought Benji Davidson on board as VFX supervisor. Davidson’s world-class creative experience includes live action directing, creative directing and VFX supervision, and he is known for bringing highly imaginative concepts to life from storyboard to visual delivery...
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017
Review: Director Todd Haynes' "Wonderstruck"
For devoted fans of certain prestige directors, it's always a little disarming to see them make a true children's film. Expectations have to be readjusted in real time as you submit to something else, something different. That exercise can yield disappointment, but sometimes, maybe even most of 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 (...

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