OSCAR GUIDE: Best Cinematography

Posted by · 12:01 pm · March 4th, 2010

Welcome to the first of two (and the only two) categories that have me pulling my hair out. The cinematography race is a strange breed this year. There isn’t the usual one or two “pretty” films that turn the Academy on at large, nothing with sweeping vistas and postcard composition, all the stuff that allows […]

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ASC nominees

Posted by · 12:18 pm · January 11th, 2010

“Avatar” continues its guild steamroll with a mention from the ASC today, a mention I frankly didn’t think the film would get.  Then again, the guild is typically kind to digital photography where AMPAS is not (examples are “Collateral” and “Apocalypto”), so I wouldn’t say it’s a slam dunk in this category for Oscar.  Then […]

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REVIEW: “The White Ribbon” (***1/2)

Posted by · 2:05 pm · October 22nd, 2009

London Film Festival With apologies to Pete Townshend, the kids are most certainly not alright. Such is the message we seem to be gleaning from the cinema of 2009, as a vast range of unrelated titles – “Precious,” “Coraline,” “Dogtooth,” “Antichrist,” “Fish Tank,” even “An Education” – appear united in visiting the physical and/or psychological […]

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TECH SUPPORT: Best Cinematography – Volume I

Posted by · 12:31 pm · July 16th, 2009

LIGHTS…CAMERA…you were probably waiting for the word “action,” no? Action is, after all, what many individuals go to a film to see. But the “lights” and the “camera” in this classic phrase bring a film beyond a book or a radio show…and capture the “action.” The individuals who paint the images of cinema with light […]

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