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Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017
Review: Writer/Director Maren Ade's "Toni Erdmann"
"Toni Erdmann " is a hard film to love, but that might be the point. The German movie from the clearly talented and incisive writer/director Maren Ade seems like it should be a comedy - the lightly plotted character study is about a father trying to introduce some chaos into his adult daughter's...
Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016
Review: Director Mike Mills' "20th Century Women" Starring Annette Bening
Way too many films out there are heavy on plot and exposition, light on atmosphere and character development. It's safe to say "20th Century Women" isn't one of them. Indeed, this new film from Mike Mills, a loving nod to the director's own 1970s California youth, is precisely the opposite: a...
Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016
Review: Writer-Director Jim Jarmusch's "Paterson" 
Waking up. Making coffee. Walking to work. Talking to coworkers. Coming home. Walking the dog. Going to the bar. Repeating it all again. These are the mundane activities Jim Jarmusch’s “Paterson “ is made of. While they’re the things most of us do without much thought, and often with a little dread...
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016
Director Maren Ade Reflects On "Toni Erdmann"
"Make sure they know to play it loud," the filmmaker Maren Ade advises ahead of a screening of her film, "Toni Erdmann." Since its rollicking debut at the Cannes Film Festival in May, "Toni Erdmann" has been the unlikely rock star of the international film festival scene. It's a German comedy that...
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016
SHOOT's 10 Most Watched Videos In 2016 Include 3 Top Spots, A Best Work You May Never See Entry
Of the 10 most viewed SHOOT videos in 2016, three were Top Spots of the Week and one came from The Best Work You May Never See gallery. The latter was a VR piece for Greenpeace. Generating the most views, though, was neither a Top Spot or a Best Work entry. Instead it was a Volvo spot, “Song of the...
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016
SHOOT Stories That Clicked For The Motion Picture Production and Post Industries in 2016
The SHOOT stories that generated the most views in 2016 delved into subject matter ranging from marketing implications tied to the Summer Olympics, to insights from Oscar and Emmy Winners at the Produced By: New York Conference, Agency of the Year coverage, the push for industry diversity, "Game of...
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...