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Wednesday, May. 6, 2020
Review: Director Coky Giedroyc's "How to Build a Girl"
Sixteen-year-old Johanna Morrigan (Beanie Feldstein) lives a romantic and exciting life, at least in her imagination. The heroine of " How to Build a Girl " has (what she perceives to be) the misfortune of being from Wolverhampton, where everything seems to be dirty and old, where Mr. Darcys are...
Monday, May. 4, 2020
Up-and-Coming Directors: The Spring Collection
SHOOT ’s spring ensemble of up-and-coming directors includes a Grammy Award nominee whose work helps shed light on social injustice--and who now pairs with a company known for helping to create content with a social conscience. Also in the mix is a filmmaker whose efforts chronicle global youth...
Monday, May. 4, 2020
Spring 2020 Director's Profile: Nicole Kassell
Perhaps best underscoring the arc of director Nicole Kassell’s career are two DGA honors which serve as chronological bookends: a short film, Jaimie , which she did at NYU’s film program, garnering the Guild’s student female filmmaker prize in 1999; and earlier this year winning the marquee DGA...
Monday, May. 4, 2020
Spring 2020 Director's Profile: Joseph Kosinski
At press time, director Joseph Kosinski was in postproduction on Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount Pictures), the much anticipated sequel to 1986’s Top Gun . “I’m kind of in mid-birth on the film so it’s hard to reflect on what it means to me. But I can say that it’s been an incredible experience to...
Monday, May. 4, 2020
Spring 2020 Director's Profile: Joe Talbot
Joe Talbot grew up in a family of storytellers. His parents were journalists who met in a newsroom in San Francisco, sparking what he described as a His Girl Friday romance. Films and music were prevalent growing up at home. As writers, his parents saw and deeply appreciated how acting, music and...
Monday, May. 4, 2020
Spring 2020 Directors' Profile: Anthony and Joe Russo
Just three months ago Anthony and Joe Russo (aka the Russo brothers) received the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists Motion Picture Showman of the Year Award for their historic contributions to the art of cinema and television. The Russos are the only directors...
Monday, May. 4, 2020
​Spring 2020 Director's Profile: David Shane
While he continues to deliver his self-described signature brand of “smartly stupid comedy”--reflected as of late in a Rocket Mortgage Super Bowl commercial in which movie star Jason Momoa’s physique proves to be a facade--director David Shane of production house O Positive has managed to diversify...
Monday, May. 4, 2020
Spring 2020 Director's Profile: Jamie Babbit
Recently making her spot directorial debut on advertising’s biggest stage, the Super Bowl, Jamie Babbit has put her signature on varied filmmaking disciplines over the years. A three-time Emmy nominee for Silicon Valley (two nods for Outstanding Comedy Series as an EP, one for Best Directing for a...
Friday, May. 1, 2020
Review: Netflix Documentary "A Secret Love," Produced By Ryan Murphy, Blumhouse
Terry Donahue, the subject of the new Netflix documentary " A Secret Love," was a catcher for the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Yes, kind of like Geena Davis' character Dottie Hinson from Penny Marshall's "A League of Their Own." She wore those skirts, she went to charm school...
Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2020
Review: Spike Jonze's "Beastie Boys Story" For Apple TV+
Little was predictable about the Beastie Boys in their three-plus decades of making music. They were spontaneous, always evolving, off-the-cuff pranksters who turned pro without ever losing the punchline. Even seeing ahead to the end of a rhyme was impossible. Their lyrics took circuitous,...

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