Friday, Jan. 14, 2022

Two directorial duos--one sporting individual Sundance track records, the other with a joint pedigree at the festival--return this month with their latest documentaries.

Then we have two solo artisans on the narrative side, bringing their feature directorial debuts to Sundance.

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Friday, Jan. 14, 2022

There are a couple of parallels between the two DPs in this latest installment of SHOOT’s Cinematographers & Cameras Series.

For one, both lensers are in the current awards season conversation for their efforts on lauded films.

And secondly, those artistic efforts were...

Friday, Jan. 14, 2022

New kids on the block and already established residents figure in the ongoing Guild awards conversation this season.

Among the new kids is the breakout Korean thriller Squid Game (Netflix), which is poised for what could be a history-making stretch. Until late last year a non-...

Friday, Jan. 14, 2022

It’s that time of year--for a new beginning, for New Year’s resolutions, which often aren’t kept, and predictions, which often aren’t accurate. Nonetheless SHOOT called upon a brave cross-section of advertising agency executives, chief creative officers, creative directors, heads of production...

Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022

"If you've ever owned a slave, please raise your hand," Jeffery Robinson asks a live audience at the beginning of "Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America," a searing documentary based on a lecture he's spent a decade perfecting.

Obviously, nobody in the auditorium raises a hand....

Friday, Jan. 7, 2022

In Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi's films, reasonably straightforward set-ups — a divorce, a missing woman, a newly lent apartment — unspool such complex, cascading developments that it comes as no surprise that a found handbag stuffed with gold coins leads to countless fluctuations of fortune...

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021

Clifton Collins Jr. has made a career out of being a supporting player. Even if the average moviegoer might not know his name, you know his face and his work. Collins always manages to stand out, whether in a pivotal role like Perry Ellis in "Capote" or a glorified cameo in "Once Upon a Time in...

Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021

Two women meet in a maternity ward and their lives become inextricably linked in Pedro Almodóvar's gentle but penetrating "Parallel Mothers." 

It's a film that on one level plays like a melodrama, with wild twists and turns fitting of soap opera cliffhangers. But there is something deeper...

Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021

His hair is graying. His nerves are fraying. Denzel Washington's Macbeth is a man quite literally running out of time — even before he meets those witches.

At 66, Washington is certainly at the older end of the spectrum of conceivable Macbeths. But it makes wonderful sense: In Joel Coen's...

Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021

How deep does the rabbit hole go? Deep enough, it turns out, to accommodate at least four movies, several videogames, a comic and countless pairs of sunglasses. 

In the 22 years since the "The Matrix" debuted, it has never left us — or depending on your pill of choice, we have never left...

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