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Wednesday, Jun. 5, 2019
Review: Director Joe Talbot's "The Last Black Man in San Francisco"
"The Last Black Man in San Francisco " is deeply, even spiritually, connected to its home city, but Joe Talbot's film resides in such a dreamy, plaintive register that it feels like a broader lament for the displaced. It's an unrequited love story for an out-of-reach America. Jimmie Fails (the...
Wednesday, Jun. 5, 2019
Review: Director Chris Renaud's "The Secret Life of Pets 2"
If the sweet, animated 2016 film "The Secret Life of Pets" was mostly for kids, its new sequel might be for another segment of the audience altogether — whoever is buying the tickets. Amid the cute critter shenanigans, this one has plenty of lessons for the parents. Most of the same gang is back...
Wednesday, May. 29, 2019
Review: Director Michael Dougherty's "Godzilla: King of the Monsters"
It's been a bit since moviegoers had the chance to catch up with Godzilla, five years in fact, which in cinematic franchise time feels like at least a few decades. In other words, it's understandable if you go into "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" a little rusty on just what went down in Tokyo and...
Friday, May. 31, 2019
Words To Inspire Those Who Aspire
Getting your foot in the door, then opening the door and crossing the threshold are figuratively speaking the first steps to embarking on a career. As for how to best accomplish this--or at least make the process a little easier--for the aspiring producer or director, SHOOT sought advice from...
Thursday, May. 23, 2019
Review: Director Olivia Wilde's "Booksmart"
The insanely winning "Booksmart" boasts too many breakthroughs to count. There are the two leads, Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein, both of whom we've seen before but not like this. There is the director, Olivia Wilde, whose debut behind the camera is remarkably assured. And then there is the...
Saturday, May. 18, 2019
Review: Director Dexter Fletcher's "Rocketman"
Whatever you say about Dexter Fletcher's glossy, glittering Elton John blinged-out biopic "Rocketman ," a shiny sequin of a movie, it doesn't lack for sparkle. Like its flamboyant subject, it's a movie outfitted to the nines in dazzle and verve, even if it's gotten all dressed up with nowhere to go...
Wednesday, May. 15, 2019
Review: Director Joanna Hogg's "The Souvenir"
It was only weeks before production was starting on "The Souvenir," the story goes, and British director Joanna Hogg and her friend, actress Tilda Swinton, still didn't have a lead actress. The role of Julie, an affluent, twentysomething film student in 1980s London, was loosely based on Hogg...
Wednesday, May. 1, 2019
Review: Director Jonathan Levine's "Long Shot"
Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen make a sparkling comedic duo in the unconventional romantic comedy "Long Shot," about a sleek politician and a schlubby journalist that is more than its superficial premise. The film from director Jonathan Levine, which does its fair share of over-the-top gross-out...
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2019
Review: Directors Anthony and Joe Russo's "Avengers: Endgame"
Satisfaction is a complicated concept in Marvel Land. On the one hand, every morsel of pre-release information is obsessively poured over in feverish anticipation. But by the time the movie is coming out, a sudden hush comes over die-hard fans who, to avoid spoilers, have abandoned their phones,...
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 2019
Review: "HOMECOMING: A film by Beyoncé"
Beyoncé is extremely private, and only lets you know what she wants you to know, when she wants you to know it — typically, in a surprise post be it on her website or Instagram. But throughout the years, she's slightly cracked open her door to reveal parts of her life and personality — apart from...