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Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016
Review: Director Otto Bell's "The Eagle Huntress"
There is an ancient tradition of falconry practiced by the people of Mongolia where burkitshi, or "eagle hunters," train golden eagles to respond to their call and hunt hares and foxes in the frozen landscape. It's a skill and ceremonial practice that's learned from age 13 and has been largely the...
Monday, Oct. 31, 2016
Up-and-Coming Directors: Landing Their First Spotmaking Roosts
SHOOT’s fall season ensemble of up-and-coming filmmaking talent includes: a darling on the festival circuit who has scored on the documentary and narrative feature fronts; and a boom mike operator whose solo feature documentary directing debut emerged at this year’s Sundance Film Fest and then ran...
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016
Review: Writer-Director Barry Jenkins' Poignant "Moonlight"
"Moonlight " is as wistful a film as its title might suggest. Director Barry Jenkins, in only his second feature, has created a singularly powerful and masterfully restrained work of art about a young man's coming of age in South Florida told in three different stages - child, teenager and young...
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016
Review: Director Gavin O'Connor's "The Accountant"
The bean counter cometh. In Gavin O'Connor's "The Accountant," starring Ben Affleck, the paper-pushing CPA - roughly the exact opposite of Schwarzenegger or Stallone - gets his shot at action hero stardom. If we pull out our calculators, we can deduce that the odds of this are slim. Carrying the...
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016
Review: "The Birth of a Nation"
"The Birth of a Nation " has had more expectations placed on it than any movie could reasonably bear. When the film about Nat Turner and his 1831 slave rebellion premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, it was held up, unfairly or not, as everyone's great hope to save us from another year of #...
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016
Review: VR Gets Boost From Sony
Sony isn't the first to make virtual reality a reality, but in waiting, the company has delivered a worthy experience that's cheaper, more comfortable and more convenient than the two high-end systems already out. That could help boost a technology that's had a rocky start. After four years of...
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016
Review: Director Tate Taylor's "The Girl on the Train"
Tate Taylor's "The Girl on the Train" may be technically set in the Westchester suburb of Ardsley-on-Hudson, but its cocktail of commuter trains, marital infidelity and alcoholism make its proper setting Cheever Country. The unhappy, martini-stained lives of New York suburbanites have long been a...
Thursday, Sep. 29, 2016
Review: Woody Allen's Amazon Series "Crisis in Six Scenes" 
With Woody Allen's "Crisis in Six Scenes," the screenwriter has let down his director — who coincidentally also falls short. And then there's the leading man, who phones in his performance. "Crisis" is right. It was a major coup when Amazon announced in January 2015 that its upstart streaming site...
Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2016
Review: Director Mick Jackson's "Denial"
Mick Jackson's "Denial" brings all the decorous polish of a British courtroom drama to the pungent libel case of a Holocaust denier. Based on Deborah Lipstadt's book "History on Trial: My Day in Court With a Holocaust Denier," the film depicts when the unapologetically anti-Semitic historian David...
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 2016
Review: Director Peter Berg's "Deepwater Horizon"
We all know how "Deepwater Horizon " ends. When the BP oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, 11 people died and millions of gallons of oil spewed into the waters and up against the Gulf shores in the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. The story of the aftermath, even 6 years...