Monday, January 22, 2018

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Wednesday, Apr. 5, 2017
Review: Director Marc Webb's "Gifted"
There are several positive factors in the mixed equation that is "Gifted," starring Chris Evans and the appealing 10-year-old Mckenna Grace: A brilliant and precocious yet sweetly empathetic young girl. A devoted and decidedly hunky father figure. And then there's math itself, presented not as a...
Wednesday, Apr. 5, 2017
Review: Director Nacho Vigalondo's "Colossal"
The Spanish director Nacho Vigalondo makes funny, fantastical, Frankenstein-like films that playfully combine small-scale with big-concept. His 2011 film "Extraterrestrial" is a romantic comedy centered on a handful of characters amid a massive unseen alien invasion. His "Timecrimes" was about a...
Tuesday, Apr. 4, 2017
Review: Director Lone Scherfig's "Their Finest"
"Their Finest " is a movie about making a movie, specifically a glossy propaganda film meant to bolster morale in Britain in the darkest days of the Second World War. It is also very much a movie-movie. Good-looking, finely acted, and well-told, director Lone Scherfig ("An Education") has made a...
Thursday, Mar. 30, 2017
Review: Director Rupert Sanders' "Ghost in the Shell" 
"I've been having glitches," Scarlett Johansson's part-human, mostly cyborg robot says in "Ghost in the Shell." "It will pass." Rupert Sanders' remake of Mamoru Oshii's 1995 influential anime classic, from Masamune Shirow's Japanese manga comics, is a dazzling dystopia. Yet like its sleek,...
Thursday, Mar. 30, 2017
Review: Director Tom McGrath's "The Boss Baby"
Some of the best animated films have been inspired by fairy tales, ancient Greek fables or mythology. Now comes one clearly inspired by, of all people, David Mamet. The creators of "The Boss Baby " have obviously been mining the playwright's gritty, foul-mouthed "Glengarry Glen Ross" to build the...
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017
Review: Director Niki Caro's "The Zookeeper's Wife"
In German-occupied Poland during the darkest days of World War II, a zookeeper and his wife managed to save the lives hundreds of Jewish people, many of whom were detained in the Warsaw Ghetto, by giving them shelter and refuge on the zoo grounds. This extraordinary true story is dramatized rather...
Thursday, Mar. 23, 2017
Cinematographers & Cameras: From Superheroes To Hollywood Icons And A Genuine Heroine
One cinematographer is a two-time Oscar nominee and his recently released feature has been hailed as groundbreaking, bucking the superhero genre norm. Another DP takes us back to the Hollywood of yesteryear in his most recent collaboration with lauded TV series creator Ryan Murphy. And our third...
Monday, Mar. 27, 2017
Director Perspectives On SXSW, Tribeca
Film festival exposure has been a consistent dynamic in the career of lauded director Amir Bar-Lev, whose commercialmaking/branded content roost is Chelsea Pictures. His Grateful Dead documentary Long Strange Trip, which has Martin Scorsese among its executive producers, made its world premiere at...
Friday, Mar. 24, 2017
VFX/Animation News & Developments
UK Studio Outpost Provides VFX For Netflix’s iBoy Bournemouth, UK-based VFX studio Outpost is the sole provider of VFX for the Wigwam Films/Neftlix project, iBoy, directed by Adam Randall and based on the Kevin Brooks novel. The film, starring Bill Milner, Maisie Williams, Rory Kinnear and Miranda...
Friday, Mar. 24, 2017
The Mill Takes "Hero’s Journey" To Top Of Quarterly VFX/Animation Chart
A breaching whale. A falling tree. Melting icecaps. A charging rhinoceros. These are just some of the extreme challenges Melissa McCarthy faces in Kia Motors’ hilarious Super Bowl ad for the all-new 2017 Niro crossover out of agency David&Goliath. Titled "Hero’s Journey," the :60 aired during...