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Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2022
Review: Director Eva Husson's "Mothering Sunday"
History is factual. History is chronological. History is linear. But memory? Memory is none of those things. Memory is selective, memory is jumbled, memory travels in different directions. And so does "Mothering Sunday," Eva Husson's affecting and visually pleasing — if languorous — meditation on...
Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2022
Oscar Predictions: "The Power of the Dog," "CODA" Emerge As Best Picture Favorites
Ahead of the 94th Academy Awards this week, Associated Press Film Writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle share their predictions for a ceremony with much still up in the air. BEST PICTURE The Nominees: "Belfast"; "CODA"; "Don't Look Up"; "Drive My Car"; "Dune"; "King Richard"; "Licorice Pizza"; "...
Friday, Mar. 18, 2022
Review: America's Racist Past Haunts Mariama Diallo's Horror Film "Master"
You want ghosts? Check. How about doors inexplicably opening and closing, creepy moaning in dark corners, and sudden sickening swarms of maggots? Check, check and check. But "Master," a new horror film by Mariama Diallo with themes of race and social justice at its core, is most frightening when...
Friday, Mar. 4, 2022
Cinematographers & Cameras: Delving Into ASC Award-Nominated Work
One DP has made an auspicious U.S. feature debut, scoring an ASC Award nomination in the Spotlight category. Another DP also scored her first career ASC Award nod--in the episodic half-hour TV series competition. And our third cinematographer, by contrast, is already a two-time ASC Award winner,...
Friday, Mar. 4, 2022
A Wide Vocal Range: Music Industry Survey Offers Sound Advice
The pandemic, new technologies, markets and platforms, evolving roles, megabuck deals for the music rights/catalogs of superstar artists and songwriters--these are among the dynamics being brought to bear on the music and sound market spanning advertising and entertainment--as well as hybrid forms...
Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022
Review: Director Joe Wright's "Cyrano"
Joe Wright is at his best when he's making movies about love. They may not always have a happy ending. In fact, they usually don't. But truly romantic movies seem to be a rarer and rarer thing in contemporary cinema and, like Max Ophuls and Jacques Demy before him, Wright is almost peerless in his...
Monday, Feb. 7, 2022
Joachim Trier's "The Worst Person in the World" Presents Life In Heartfelt Chapters
Last fall, film director Joachim Trier and the actors Renata Reinsve and Anders Danielsen Lie gathered at a restaurant in midtown New York to talk about why people seem to keep crying during their movie. If their film, "The Worst Person in the World," was a weepy melodrama, such responses could be...
Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022
Ten Standout Films From Sundance
Dispatches from the Sundance Film Festival are usually accompanied by descriptions of the looming mountains, snowy premieres and frantic bus shuttles. This year's Sundance, which played out entirely virtually due to the COVID-19 surge driven by the omicron variant, meant less evocative screening...
Monday, Jan. 31, 2022
Oscar Winner Asghar Farhadi Explores Meaning of "A Hero"
Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi had been thinking about the concept behind " A Hero " long before he started making movies. In fact, the spark came before he even knew that he'd ever make a film. As a theater student, he saw the Bertolt Brecht play "Galileo" and it triggered an idea about a person...
Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022
"Hive" Generates Buzz As Kosovo's Oscar Entry
Last January, filmmaker Blerta Basholli was just happy she had gotten into the Sundance Film Festival with her debut feature "Hive." The Albanian-language film about a woman who starts her own business after the Kosovo War was an inspirational gem, but Basholli hadn't even dared to dream of just...

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