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Thursday, Mar. 30, 2017
Review: Director Tom McGrath's "The Boss Baby"
Some of the best animated films have been inspired by fairy tales, ancient Greek fables or mythology. Now comes one clearly inspired by, of all people, David Mamet. The creators of "The Boss Baby " have obviously been mining the playwright's gritty, foul-mouthed "Glengarry Glen Ross" to build the...
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017
Review: Director Niki Caro's "The Zookeeper's Wife"
In German-occupied Poland during the darkest days of World War II, a zookeeper and his wife managed to save the lives hundreds of Jewish people, many of whom were detained in the Warsaw Ghetto, by giving them shelter and refuge on the zoo grounds. This extraordinary true story is dramatized rather...
Thursday, Mar. 23, 2017
Cinematographers & Cameras: From Superheroes To Hollywood Icons And A Genuine Heroine
One cinematographer is a two-time Oscar nominee and his recently released feature has been hailed as groundbreaking, bucking the superhero genre norm. Another DP takes us back to the Hollywood of yesteryear in his most recent collaboration with lauded TV series creator Ryan Murphy. And our third...
Monday, Mar. 27, 2017
Director Perspectives On SXSW, Tribeca
Film festival exposure has been a consistent dynamic in the career of lauded director Amir Bar-Lev, whose commercialmaking/branded content roost is Chelsea Pictures. His Grateful Dead documentary Long Strange Trip, which has Martin Scorsese among its executive producers, made its world premiere at...
Friday, Mar. 24, 2017
VFX/Animation News & Developments
UK Studio Outpost Provides VFX For Netflix’s iBoy Bournemouth, UK-based VFX studio Outpost is the sole provider of VFX for the Wigwam Films/Neftlix project, iBoy, directed by Adam Randall and based on the Kevin Brooks novel. The film, starring Bill Milner, Maisie Williams, Rory Kinnear and Miranda...
Friday, Mar. 24, 2017
The Mill Takes "Hero’s Journey" To Top Of Quarterly VFX/Animation Chart
A breaching whale. A falling tree. Melting icecaps. A charging rhinoceros. These are just some of the extreme challenges Melissa McCarthy faces in Kia Motors’ hilarious Super Bowl ad for the all-new 2017 Niro crossover out of agency David&Goliath. Titled "Hero’s Journey," the :60 aired during...
Tuesday, Mar. 14, 2017
Review: Terrence Malick's "Song to Song" 
As filmmakers obsessed with his early work continue to ape his style, Terrence Malick has ventured beyond, reaching into territory that is stubbornly spiritual and anti-narrative. He eschews story conventions. He turns movie stars like Ben Affleck and Christian Bale into props, using them not for...
Monday, Mar. 13, 2017
Review: Director Danny Boyle's "T2 Trainspotting"
Nostalgia can be tricky, casting a rose-colored glow on memories that may not deserve it. Do we look back fondly on our youth because it was so magical, or simply because it was our youth, with so many mistakes yet to be made? That question is central in "T2 Trainspotting ," which is all about the...
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2017
Review: Ritresh Batra's "The Sense of an Ending"
A film that explores the latent longings and regrets of a cranky, self-absorbed septuagenarian might sound like a tough sell. But when we're dealing with a performance as effortlessly nuanced as that given here by the wonderful Jim Broadbent - with a supporting cast featuring such luminaries as...
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2017
Review: Director Olivier Assayas' "Personal Shopper"
Director Olivier Assayas's bizarre but transfixing "Personal Shopper " is not something that lends itself to a simple description. Loosely, it's about a young artist, Maureen (Kristen Stewart), who is coping (poorly) with the recent death of her twin brother Lewis while working as a personal...