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Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016
Denzel Washington Reflects On "Fences"
Denzel Washington is feeling pretty good at the moment. It's mid-December in Los Angeles, Washington is a few weeks shy of his 62nd birthday, and the Screen Actors Guild has just recognized his adaptation of the August Wilson play "Fences" for its ensemble cast. He's also finally getting feedback...
Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016
Review: August Wilson's Words Resonate In Denzel Washington's "Fences"
The blue music of "Fences" sings with a ferocious beauty in Denzel Washington's long-in-coming adaptation of August Wilson's masterpiece of African-American survival and sorrow. Transfers from stage to screen often serve up only a pale reflection of the electric, live-wire theater experience. But...
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016
Review: Director J.A. Bayona's "A Monster Calls"
If you're not crying by the third act of "A Monster Calls ," you may want to have your humanity checked. Anyone who's experienced grief will be moved by Patrick Ness' story of a lonely 12-year-old boy and the massive woody monster who befriends him. Beautifully realized onscreen by director J.A...
Monday, Dec. 19, 2016
Review: Writer-Director Garth Jennings' "Sing"
One can imagine the pitch meeting: It's "American Idol," but animated, and everyone's an animal. We'll star a cuddly koala. We'll get McConaughey, Witherspoon, some other A-listers. We'll throw in everyone's favorite pop songs - get Legal on the phone! And hey, we'll add a fart joke. How could it...
Monday, Dec. 19, 2016
Review: Director Morten Tyldum's "Passengers"
We seem to be shooting our best movie stars into outer space with alarming frequency. George Clooney, Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Damon and now Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt have all been rocketed out of the stratosphere. Perhaps they're trying to make the best impression possible...
Friday, Dec. 16, 2016
SHOOT’s Picks For The Best Work Of 2016
With 2016 about to fully enter our rearview mirror, it’s time for reflection on varied fronts, including assessing what work was among the year’s most worthwhile creatively. Determining any year’s “best” is a highly subjective proposition so SHOOT staffers looked to at least narrow the field by...
Friday, Dec. 16, 2016
Agency of the Year: Creativity, Strategy, Production Sing In Harmony at McCann NY
Though it missed this calendar year by just a few weeks, Microsoft’s 2015 Xmas spot in retrospect was a harbinger of things to come in 2016 for McCann New York and its shop dedicated to Microsoft, m:united. On November 16, 2015, a group of 37 Microsoft employees from around the country gathered in...
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016
Review: Director Gareth Edwards' "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story " seemed suspicious on paper, like any film saddled with the dreaded "spinoff" label. For a while all the odds looked stacked against it too - reshoots, script changes and a director in Gareth Edwards whose last blockbuster "Godzilla" had visual flair but no humanity,...
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016
Review: NBC's "Hairspray Live!" 
There may have been enough aerosol spray to burn off the rest of our ozone layer, but Wednesday's ambitious live version of the musical "Hairspray" on NBC was worth the environmental damage. It was light and fun and soon had you stuck. Fittingly for a musical about pushing the boundaries, this was...
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016
Review: Writer/Director Damien Chazelle's "La La Land"
Musical lovers, take a bow. Your favorite art form is having quite the cultural moment. On Broadway, of course, we've got the "Hamilton" phenomenon, making the stage musical feel more vital and relevant than it has in years. And we have popular live TV revivals like "Grease" and "Hairspray." Now,...