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Monday, Nov. 14, 2016
Review: Writer-Director Kelly Fremon Craig's "The Edge of Seventeen" 
When's the last time you saw a truly fresh talent on screen? Someone so charismatic that you couldn't wait to find out who they are, what they've done before and why you've never noticed? That's what it feels like to watch Hayden Szeto as the sweetly dorky love interest to Hailee Steinfeld's lead...
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016
Review: "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" 
"Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk " is not a war movie in the traditional sense. There are battle scenes, and brothers in arms banter, sure, but like its pioneering technology, on a pure story level "Billy Lynn's" also pushes the boundaries of what we can expect from this genre. The film is a...
Monday, Nov. 7, 2016
Review: Director Paul Verhoeven's "Elle" 
"Inverted flame combustion." That's the kind of heat generated by a self-made furnace that makes a late cameo in Paul Verhoeven's highly flammable "Elle," a violently dark comedy in which passion and cruelty burn together in the same perverted, masochistic fire. It begins startlingly, to say the...
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...