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Mr. Brown’s movie “The Endless Summer” became an unlikely hit when it was released nationally in 1966 and helped change the way surfers are perceived. [...]
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
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After neglecting the pro market in recent years, Apple is out with the first of two new machines this Thursday, the iMac Pro. (The redesigned Mac Pro is expected sometime in 2018). The ultra-high-end 18 Xeon core processor version won’t be available until next year, but the 10-core version seeded to reviewers this week is receiving very high marks for power and speed. Over at MKBHD, Marcus Brownlee posts a seven-minute video with his thoughts, including how Final Cut Pro on the machine has handled 8K RAW files with simultaneous color correct and use of plug-ins. Regarding Final Cut use, [...]
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
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Discussing the Other, race, and privilege in documentaries is no straightforward task. Who can tell whose story to whom using whose story-telling techniques have been questions since before 1922’s Nanook of the North, and when we toss in why, and whose paying for it, it doesn’t get simpler. At a panel on perspective and point of view in storytelling at DOC NYC PRO, filmmaker Renee Tajima-Peña deftly moderated as five award-winning filmmakers who present as non-white grappled with some of the issues around representation, the white gaze, and what we as individuals can do to support each other, act authentically [...]
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
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Directing partners Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady — selected for Filmmaker‘s 25 New Faces in 2005 — first came on to the filmmaking scene with heartfelt documentaries The Boys of Baraka and Oscar-nominated Jesus Camp. In their latest documentary One of Us, currently available on Netflix and just shortlisted for the Best Documentary Academy Award, their signature cinema verite style of filmmaking unveiled a level of suspense and drama they were not expecting. Centered around three people who are attempting to leave the tight reigns of their New York-based Hasidic Jewish communities, the film goes deep inside an overly controlling, [...]
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
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Christopher Nolan narrates a sequence from his film, which was nominated for 3 Golden Globe awards. [...]
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
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Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver and their “Last Jedi” comrades discuss the difficulties of new relationships, the joys of villainy and those porgs. [...]
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
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In 2016, Québécois filmmaker Sophie Goyette’s debut feature, Mes nuits feront écho, won the Bright Future Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival. A poetic rumination on morality, the fragility of relationships, and the bravery that goes into cultivating human connection, the film flows between very distinct, even seemingly disparate, locales: Québec, Mexico and Asia. Goyette, however, links these places through the journeys of a young musician, Eliane (Eliane Préfontaine), who leaves Canada for Mexico City and ends up teaching piano to the son of a middle-aged man, Romes (Gerardo Trejoluna). Romes soon leaves for Asia with his aged father, [...]
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
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The documentary by Petra Lataster-Czisch and Peter Lataster follows young students in the classroom but doesn’t examine their lives outside school. [...]
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
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When The Force Awakens came out, I was totally fine with it; judging by IRL/online post-screening reactions, Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi is going to be broadly received as definitely better, possibly great. (That’s the “objective” opinion fanboy types say they’re looking for when angrily commenting on reviews disparaging their favorite properties.) Meanwhile, I had a strange experience, asking myself throughout why I wasn’t having a better time. Making a new Star Wars film is both hard (big production, managing continuity within the greater franchise universe, executing coherent and hopefully exciting action sequences) and not: almost everyone showing up will have some [...]
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
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With charm and wit, the latest “Star Wars” movie unites the past and present as it looks toward the future. [...]
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
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Jimmy Fowlie’s one-man show satirizes the struggling, self-involved actress played by Emma Stone in the movie. [...]
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
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Now 87, Frederick Wiseman is showing no signs of slowing down. His most recent documentary Ex Libris: The New York Public Library, which gives an inside look at the esteemed institution, has been shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Documentary. Staying true to the filmmaker’s distinctive style of organic, no-fuss lensing, with subtle opinions about his subject matter teased out through his editorial process, Wiseman assuredly conveys in this latest work, via 197 minutes of filmic snapshots, the rich intellectual life offered — and symbolized by — the Library and its offering of community events and talks with figures [...]
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
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With a Golden Globe nomination for “The Disaster Artist,” the actor, director and recent “SNL” host talks about making a good movie about a bad one, and the wave of sexual harassment allegations in Hollywood. [...]
Mon, Dec 11, 2017
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The Golden Globe nomination on Monday was especially gratifying for the “Molly’s Game” actress, who has been an outspoken critic of sexual harassment. [...]
Mon, Dec 11, 2017
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“The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy, led the way with seven nominations, while the newspaper drama “The Post” had six. [...]
Mon, Dec 11, 2017
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