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Monday, Jul. 17, 2017
Review: Christopher Nolan's Riveting "Dunkirk"
"Dunkirk " is not a typical war movie. There are no brothers in arms, no flashbacks to simpler times and pretty wives and girlfriends left behind, no old men in situation rooms pontificating about politics or helping with exposition. There's no talk of Hitler, or Germans or battlefields or trauma...
Thursday, Jul. 6, 2017
Cannes Lions' Creative Roar Resonates For Jury Presidents, Judges
In SHOOT ’s preview (5/21) of this year’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, PJ Pereira, president of the Entertainment Lions jury, observed that when entering the judging room, “You’re there to learn in the name of the rest of the industry...You have to walk in with an open mind so...
Wednesday, Jul. 5, 2017
Review: Matthew Heineman's Stirring Documentary, "City of Ghosts"
So-called heroes sling into action just about every weekend of the summer movie season, but if you want to see the genuine article, you'll have to make your way to "City of Ghosts," Matthew Heineman's documentary about the Syrian citizen journalist collective of Raqqa. Raqqa, the provincial Eastern...
Monday, Jul. 3, 2017
Review: Writer-Director David Lowery's "A Ghost Story"
A fatal, off-screen car crash interrupts the picturesque, suburban lives of a young married couple in David Lowery's "A Ghost Story," marooning the deceased husband musician (Casey Affleck) in a kind of purgatory as a watchful, mostly benign ghost. The movie is, inevitably, "the one where Casey...
Thursday, Jun. 29, 2017
Review:  "Despicable Me 3" Directed By Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda
One of the many — and we mean many — subplots in "Despicable Me 3" is about a girl's obsession with finding a unicorn. The adorable tot spends her waking hours wishing and hoping and dreaming, and she comes close — but in the end what she finds is a sweet little goat. It's very cute, and it does...
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 2017
"Stranger Things," "Okja," "Logan" Break New Ground For Young Girls As Action Stars
From the murderous Laura in "Logan" to the mysterious Eleven in "Stranger Things" to the audacious determination of Mija in "Okja," opening Wednesday, powerful young girls are starring in mainstream action fare like never before. Though Nancy Drew was solving mysteries in the 1930s and Buffy slayed...
Monday, Jun. 26, 2017
Review: Director Matt Reeves' "War for the Planet of the Apes"
Apparently all the new Planet of the Apes films needed to do to really hit a home run was take the humans out of the equation. It's what this whole trilogy has been leading to, really, as we dipped our toes into the rise, dawn and now war of this burgeoning civilization of apes and the humans who...
Monday, Jun. 26, 2017
Review: Netflix's "Okja" From Director Bong Joon Ho
Just in time for summer comes a film that seriously threatens the core component of barbeques, baseball games and block parties. To be blunt, "Okja" may force you to put down that hot dog. Director Bong Joon Ho's uneven movie is about a girl, her giant, adorable pet pig and an evil corporation that...
Monday, Jun. 26, 2017
Review: Writer-Director Edgar Wright's "Baby Driver"
There's nothing like an epic getaway chase to kick a movie into high gear, and the first five minutes of "Baby Driver " are pure movie magic. A driver named Baby (Ansel Elgort) sits coolly in a car — black Ray-Ban style shades on his face, earbud headphones in place and a jacket that's, fittingly,...
Friday, Jun. 23, 2017
Bong Joon-Ho Discusses Process, Collaborators Who Helped Him Create "Okja"
The giant genetically modified pig of Bong Joon-Ho's "Okja" is 8-feet tall, 13-feet long and would, if real, weigh six tons. It looks most like a hippo, but it has big floppy dog ears and moves a little like an elephant. It's a hybrid creature for a hybrid movie. Like the South Korean director's...