Friday, Jan. 13, 2023

The Whale (A24) added to the collaborative bond between cinematographer Matthew Libatique, ASC and director Darren Aronofsky spanning such films as Pi, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, Noah, mother! and Black Swan. The latter earned Libatique his first Best...

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023

Casting Society  (CSA) has unveiled the film nominees for the 38th Artios Awards, which honor the contribution of casting professionals to film, television, theatre and commercials. The winners will be revealed on Thursday, March 9, 2023. The in-person celebration will be held at the Beverly...

Friday, Jan. 6, 2023

It’s already been an eventful awards season for Gina Prince-Bythewood. On the strength of her epic feature The Woman King (Sony’s TriStar Pictures), she earned a Critics Choice Award nomination for Best Director. This came after Prince-Bythewood won the Agnes Varda Award for Directing...

Friday, Jan. 6, 2023

Aristotle famously wrote, “The more you know, the more you realize you don’t know.”

This applies to the most accomplished artists as reflected in the awards coverage in this issue of SHOOT. Gina Prince-Bythewood, lauded for directing The Woman King, shared that she...

Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022

The seemingly limitless range of Hong Chau is on display in three films this year, in roles so different that they hardly seem the work of one actor.

In Darren Aronofsky's "The Whale," she plays best friend and nurse to Brendan Fraser's obese shut-in professor, his most regular visitor...

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022

The center of gravity of "The Whale" is obviously the 600-pound man at its center. Look closely, though, and he's the one with a soul as light as a feather.

Charlie is a reclusive, morbidly obese English literature teacher unable and unwilling to stop eating himself to death. As his...

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022

In a darkened hotel room in New York's Soho neighborhood, Brendan Fraser kindly greets a reporter with an open plastic bag in his hand. "Would you like a gummy bear?"

Fraser, the 54-year-old actor, is in many ways an extremely familiar face to encounter. Here is the once ubiquitous '90s...

Sunday, Sep. 4, 2022

Brendan Fraser is having a moment at the Venice International Film Festival.

The once ubiquitous movie star of "The Mummy" franchise and "George of the Jungle" had, in the last decade, backed away from the spotlight. But Fraser is charting what could be a major comeback starting with his...

Monday, Aug. 29, 2022

Cinema's biggest stars just seem to shine a bit brighter at the Venice International Film Festival, which begins this week in the Northern Italian city.

Think of Lady Gaga, a woman who has never shied away from a grand entrance, somehow topping even herself delicately perched over the...

Thursday, Jul. 28, 2022

The Gala and Special Presentations programs have been unveiled for the 47th Toronto International Film Festival, taking place September 8–18. The films from the 2022 Official Selection amount to 18 Galas and 45 Special Presentations.

“We’re excited to welcome some of the most celebrated...

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