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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...
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2017
Review: Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts' "Kong: Skull Island"
Not since Marlon Brando in "Apocalypse Now" murmured of "the horror" has such a brooding beast lurked deep within a war-ravaged jungle as the King Kong of "Kong: Skull Island." Yes, the big ape is back, this time with a rollicking Vietnam War backdrop and the Creedence Clearwater-thumping...
Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2017
Review: Director Bill Condon's "Beauty and the Beast"
The Disney "live-action" remakes, of which the new "Beauty and the Beast" is but one in an assembly line, are starting to resemble an iPhone software update. Click a button and that old cartoon interface changes Belle into Emma Watson, the Beast into Dan Stevens and maybe fixes a few bugs in the...
Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2017
Review: Writer-Director James Mangold's "Logan"
"Logan " is not for the faint of heart — not just because of its brutal violence, but because it packs an emotional wallop you don't typically expect from a comic-book movie. Featuring Hugh Jackman's final turn as Wolverine, "Logan" isn't a shiny, colorful, superhero-style film, either. It's gritty...
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017
Review: Writer-Director Jordan Peele's "Get Out"
Fifty years after Sidney Poitier upended the latent racial prejudices of his white date's liberal family in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," writer-director Jordan Peele has crafted a similar confrontation with altogether more combustible results in "Get Out." "Do they know I'm black?" Chris (Daniel...
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017
Review: The Ross Brothers' "Contemporary Color" Documentary
In 2015, former Talking Heads front man David Byrne staged an unconventional show in which he paired up 10 contemporary musicians and performers with color guard teams - those baton and saber twirling staples of small town parades and high school football games. The musicians, including the likes...
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017
Isabelle Huppert Reflects On Her Craft, Oscar Nomination For "Elle"
She's made more than 100 films over 45 years, not to mention her frequent stage work, and is recognized as not only one of the best actresses to come out of France, but as one of the leading actresses in the world. And yet, Isabelle Huppert won't call herself an artist. "No," she says in an...
Friday, Feb. 10, 2017
AFS Productions Marks A Milestone
Established in 1996 by Dale Kushner, AFS serves the needs of the international commercials, stills and film industry wanting to shoot in Africa. Originally founded in Los Angeles, the head office is now located in Cape Town, South Africa. Joining Dale Kushner a couple of years later was family...
Friday, Feb. 10, 2017
Sundance Film Festival: Return Engagements
For director Drake Doremus, the Sundance Film Festival was a game changer. His feature length-directorial debut Douchebag, made its world premiere at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. A year later, his second feature, Like Crazy, won the Festival’s Grand Jury Prize in the U.S. Dramatic Competition...
Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017
Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS, Wins ASC Award For Lensing "Lion"
Lion (The Weinstein Company) roared on Saturday night. At the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards ceremony in Beverly Hills, Calif. the film earned director Garth Davis the Best First Feature honor. And across town at the ASC Awards in Hollywood, Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS, won the coveted...