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Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017
Review: Writer-Director Matt Ruskin's "Crown Heights" 
Matt Ruskin's "Crown Heights" takes its name from the Brooklyn neighborhood, but its story is both more pointedly individual and more broadly national than that suggests. It's a sober recounting of a case of wrongful conviction. Colin Warner (Lakeith Stanfield) is a Trinidad-born 18-year-old from...
Friday, Aug. 18, 2017
Flashback for August 2017
The industry is shocked and mourning the death of director Tony Scott, 68, whose filmography includes Top Gun, Days of Thunder, Man on Fire, Deja Vu, Crimson Tide and Unstoppable. He also is known as a founding father of production companies RSA and Scott Free...Tribal DDB New York has hired Jason...
Friday, Aug. 18, 2017
Visual Effects and Animation Developments for August 2017
Managing director Rani Melendez and exec creative director Phil Crowe of The Mill have spearheaded an influx of new hires to the Mill+ roster in L.A. Coming aboard Mill+ are creative directors Bowe King and Evan Parsons, and executive producer Ben Leiser. Additionally, Mill+ head of production...
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017
Review: Director Patrick Hughes' "The Hitman's Bodyguard"
There's not a whole lot that's new about "The Hitman's Bodyguard ." Its mismatched-pals premise is the stuff of classic buddy comedies. Stars Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson play their typical character types: Reynolds the handsome do-gooder; Jackson the unflappable badass whose favorite word...
Friday, Aug. 18, 2017
Cinematographers and Cameras: DPs Reflect On Their Collaborations and Collaborators
One DP has an ASC Award, a Camerimage Golden Frog and an Oscar nomination on the strength of his collaborations with a noted filmmaker. Another cinematographer has enjoyed working relationships with directors that have resulted in three Film Independent Spirit Best Cinematography Award nominations...
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017
Review: Writer-Director Geremy Jasper's "Patti Cake$"
The Sundance sensation "Patti Cake$" may flow with formulaic beats but it's got spirit for miles (eight of them, at least) and features one of the best mother-daughter relationships of the year. Patricia Dombrowski (the terrific newcomer Danielle Macdonald) is an overweight, white New Jersey 23-...
Friday, Aug. 18, 2017
TV Academy’s John Leverence Reflects On Current Crop of Emmy-Nominated Spots
Our annual tradition continues with SHOOT sounding out John Leverence, sr. VP of awards at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, to get an entertainment industry perspective on the commercials nominated for the primetime Emmy which this year are: two Ad Council PSAs in the “Love Has No...
Friday, Aug. 18, 2017
Mid-Year Report Card: A Fearless Girl, The Value of Story, AI, Branding
Respondents to SHOOT’s Mid-Year Survey are quick to point out that you can learn a lot from a “Fearless Girl,” the much lauded creation from McCann New York for client State Street Global Advisors. The statue of a young, defiant girl staring down Wall Street’s famed “Charging Bull” has become...
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017
Review: Steven Soderbergh's "Logan Lucky"
"Logan Lucky " is an easy movie to like, but maybe not love. In his big return to film after a four-year hiatus (or retirement, if it can even be called that now), Steven Soderbergh has created a sort of cinematic bingo of his well of tricks. Heist movie? Check. Channing Tatum? Check. Not so subtle...
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017
Review: Director Destin Daniel Cretton's "The Glass Castle"
Any parents of young children — or anyone thinking of hearing the pitter-patter of little feet — are urged to go to their local movie theater and see "The Glass Castle." Not as a how-to guide, mind you. No, that might actually get you thrown in jail. They should go see it instead as a much-needed...