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Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017
Review: Director Patrick Hughes' "The Hitman's Bodyguard"
There's not a whole lot that's new about "The Hitman's Bodyguard ." Its mismatched-pals premise is the stuff of classic buddy comedies. Stars Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson play their typical character types: Reynolds the handsome do-gooder; Jackson the unflappable badass whose favorite word...
Friday, Aug. 18, 2017
Cinematographers and Cameras: DPs Reflect On Their Collaborations and Collaborators
One DP has an ASC Award, a Camerimage Golden Frog and an Oscar nomination on the strength of his collaborations with a noted filmmaker. Another cinematographer has enjoyed working relationships with directors that have resulted in three Film Independent Spirit Best Cinematography Award nominations...
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017
Review: Writer-Director Geremy Jasper's "Patti Cake$"
The Sundance sensation "Patti Cake$" may flow with formulaic beats but it's got spirit for miles (eight of them, at least) and features one of the best mother-daughter relationships of the year. Patricia Dombrowski (the terrific newcomer Danielle Macdonald) is an overweight, white New Jersey 23-...
Friday, Aug. 18, 2017
TV Academy’s John Leverence Reflects On Current Crop of Emmy-Nominated Spots
Our annual tradition continues with SHOOT sounding out John Leverence, sr. VP of awards at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, to get an entertainment industry perspective on the commercials nominated for the primetime Emmy which this year are: two Ad Council PSAs in the “Love Has No...
Friday, Aug. 18, 2017
Mid-Year Report Card: A Fearless Girl, The Value of Story, AI, Branding
Respondents to SHOOT’s Mid-Year Survey are quick to point out that you can learn a lot from a “Fearless Girl,” the much lauded creation from McCann New York for client State Street Global Advisors. The statue of a young, defiant girl staring down Wall Street’s famed “Charging Bull” has become...
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017
Review: Steven Soderbergh's "Logan Lucky"
"Logan Lucky " is an easy movie to like, but maybe not love. In his big return to film after a four-year hiatus (or retirement, if it can even be called that now), Steven Soderbergh has created a sort of cinematic bingo of his well of tricks. Heist movie? Check. Channing Tatum? Check. Not so subtle...
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017
Review: Director Destin Daniel Cretton's "The Glass Castle"
Any parents of young children — or anyone thinking of hearing the pitter-patter of little feet — are urged to go to their local movie theater and see "The Glass Castle." Not as a how-to guide, mind you. No, that might actually get you thrown in jail. They should go see it instead as a much-needed...
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017
Review: The Safdie Brothers' "Good Time" 
The fraternal directing duo of Josh and Benny Safdie make urban odysseys that flow with the quicksilver currents of New York City. You can feel the gum-stained pavement under your feet. You can smell the Q train. The Safdies were already an electric new energy in cinema — streetwise and scuzzy —...
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017
Review: Taylor Sheridan's "Wind River" 
For Taylor Sheridan, the West is still alive with frontier tragedies and genre thrills, even if hopelessness has moved in and blanketed the land. "Wind River" makes it a kind of trilogy for Sheridan, the writer behind the West Texas neo-Western "Hell or High Water" and the Mexican border drug crime...
Wednesday, Jul. 26, 2017
Review: Director Kathryn Bigelow's "Detroit"
There is no nice or pretty way to tell a story about the systemic oppression and mistreatment of black people in the United States. It's fitting then that Kathryn Bigelow's "Detroit ," an account of the murders of three unarmed black men that took place in the Algiers Motel in late July 1967, is...