Saturday, January 20, 2018

Features

Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017

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...

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

Greg Barker had assembled nearly all his footage for "The Final Year," a behind-the-scenes look at President Barack Obama's globe-trotting foreign policy team, when something unexpected happened — so unexpected that it left its main characters literally speechless.

Donald Trump was...

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

In the days and months following the Sept. 11 attacks, a small U.S. Special Forces unit led an offensive against the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan. They worked in harsh conditions alongside a local warlord and his men, an uneasy alliance at best, and, even with all the technology and money...

Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018

"Paddington 2 " is that rare creation that somehow improves on its already charming predecessor.

Maybe it's the addition of Hugh Grant as a lunatic faded star desperate for some cash to get his one man show going, Brendan Gleeson as a moody prison chef named Knuckles McGinty, a totally...

Friday, Jan. 5, 2018

It's startling how few filmmakers have tried to tackle terrorism with anything beyond a standard procedural account. It's less surprising that one of the few to really grapple with a response is Fatih Akin, the German-born filmmaker of Turkish descent, whose thorny, probing dramas traverse...

Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017

Saoirse Ronan is eyeing the lobster salad at Spago in Beverly Hills and has a difficult decision to make regarding cherry tomatoes. She doesn't like them, but she also doesn't like asking for special accommodations.

"It's so Irish," Ronan explains. "In Ireland you feel so guilty for...

Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017

Aaron Sorkin has a knack for timing, and not just in the obvious way.

The Oscar-winning writer of "The Social Network," ''Moneyball" and other fast-talking, crackling scripts has been celebrated for his mile-a-minute wordplay. But he's also been criticized for not exactly featuring...

Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017

With echoes of "Rebecca" and lavish Max Ophuls productions, writer and director Paul Thomas Anderson spins the tale of an obsessive fashion designer and his muse into a suspenseful and often funny parlor drama with all the trimmings in "Phantom Thread ."

Anderson is revered for his grand...

Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017

It's hard to say what's better about the first half of Alexander Payne's wonderfully weird — or is it weirdly wonderful? — "Downsizing": the audacity of its premise, or the delicious skill with which Payne executes that premise, detail by comically ingenious detail.

The fact that the film...

Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017

Annette Bening gives Gloria Grahame a nobility rarely shown to faded Hollywood actresses in "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool," a tender if generic portrait of aged glamour.

Based on the 1986 memoir by Peter Turner, Paul McGuigan's film joins the dubious movie genre about close...