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Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016
Review: Director Jeff Nichols' "Loving"
Jeff Nichols' "Loving," about Richard and Mildred Loving, is about simple-minded people, simply being in love. Both born and raised in the hills of Central Point, Virginia, the Lovings wed in 1958. But five weeks later, while Mildred was pregnant, they were roused from their bed at 2 a.m. by a...
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016
Review: Director Mel Gibson's "Hacksaw Ridge"
Is "Hacksaw Ridge" Mel Gibson's redemption? Is it his atonement, or perhaps his miracle? Don't worry, we won't be making any such weighty theological pronouncements - though these terms have all been bandied about in the run-up to Gibson's first directorial effort in the 10 years since "Apocalypto...
Friday, Oct. 28, 2016
Review: Director Werner Herzog’s “Into the Inferno”
Just in time for Halloween comes a new documentary focusing on one of Earth’s most frightening treats — volcanos. Even better, swashbuckling director and writer Werner Herzog is the filmmaker, so it’s sure to be a hair-singing descent into the fiery heart of volcanos. But, alas, Herzog has really...
Monday, Oct. 31, 2016
Cinematographers & Cameras: Meshing Sci-Fi & The Wild West, Old & Modern, Rural & Urban
One cinematographer brought a sleek sci-fi environment to life, artfully blended with the gritty, rough-and-tumble Wild West, for a high-profile HBO series. Another DP captures the Old West with modern times, the latter of which includes a socio-economic portrait of today’s America, in what many...
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...