Monday, April 23, 2018

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Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2018
Review: Director Ava DuVernay's "A Wrinkle in Time"
Go ahead, pick your favorite young, villain-vanquishing fantasy heroine. Meg Murry probably came first. Katniss Everdeen? She arrived in 2001. Hermione Granger? That was 1997. Elphaba, the green girl from "Wicked"? 2003. But Meg, the reluctant, bespectacled heroine of Madeleine L'Engle's classic "A...
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018
Review: Director Samuel Maoz's "Foxtrot"
Watching the Israeli film "Foxtrot " is like watching a dream play out. Writer-director Samuel Maoz's ("Lebanon") excellent film is of course more structured than the average dream (or nightmare), with themes and Greek tragedy twists that are expertly crafted to test the heart, but there is a...
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018
Review: Director Francis Lawrence's "Red Sparrow"
In the James Bond films, sex with a globe-trotting spy seems to be fun, fun, fun. A martini, a tuxedo, a witty line or two and then it's off to a luxurious bed with two tanned, muscular bodies. Not so in the new thriller "Red Sparrow ," where the sex is cold, ugly and often violent. This dark,...
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
Script Scrutiny Vital To Tracy Letts, Known For Supporting Roles in "Lady Bird," "The Post" 
If you want to get Tracy Letts in your movie — and that might be a good idea since he has two up for best picture at the Oscars — you'd better proofread the script before you send it. Letts, who has supporting roles in "Lady Bird" and "The Post," is also a Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning...
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
Review: Director Alex Garland's "Annihilation"
"The Shimmer" is the name given to the mysterious phenomenon that, after a meteor strike, settles along a swampy coastline in Alex Garland's "Annihilation." It's an area enclosed by a fluid, translucent wall bathed in an eerie rainbow glimmer. The Shimmer's steady expansion threatens to swallow...
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018
Review: Directors Daley, Goldstein Team On "Game Night"
A murder mystery party goes sideways when violent kidnappers arrive before the fake ones in "Game Night ," which seems on the page to be like all the other disappointing action-comedies of late. You know the kind, where ordinary, upper middle class-ish suburbanites get thrown into some wacky...
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018
Review: Director Sally Potter's "The Party"
Sally Potter's new film "The Party " is 71 minutes long. That fact alone shouldn't necessarily be a selling point — stories need as long as they need — but when superhero movies and comedies regularly extend well past the two-hour mark, it's hard not to appreciate the restraint. And it is a rich...
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018
Review: Director Mark Pellington's "Nostalgia" 
One of the first images in the film "Nostalgia" is of an heirloom necklace dangling on the neck of a diner waitress. One of the last images is of a massive puffy cloud, ever shifting in the wide sky. Between these symbols of permanence and flux is a deeply meditative movie about time, loss and the...
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...
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 (...