Tag Archives: Best Cinematography

Darkest Hour – Curmudgeonly Humanity

The British sure do love the story of Dunkirk. It’s a bit of an odd fascination really, considering Dunkirk was the moment the Germans sent their whole army fleeing across the channel. Yet all these years later they’re still telling … Continue reading

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The Shape of Water – Affirmation of The Other

The Shape of Water is the surprising front runner at this year’s Academy Awards. Leading the pack with 13 nominations, it is probably best, albeit reductively, described as an inter-species romance. While it is true that falling in love with an … Continue reading

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Blade Runner 2049 – A Worthy Successor

My nerd cred is generally quite good when it comes to seeing films widely considered to be part of Sci-Fi canon, but I must admit that the original Blade Runner managed to slip by me for most of my life. Thank goodness Blade … Continue reading

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Dunkirk – Austere and Intense

Christopher Nolan is one of my favorite directors. I love the way his films are never straight-forward narratives. He writes puzzles that slowly solve themselves before your eyes, allowing you to wonder how the pieces fit together as he guides … Continue reading

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Oscar Predictions – 89th Academy Awards

Whew! It’s been a long haul, but the big night is finally here! I’ve managed to see all the nominees for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Director, Cinematography, and a few others besides. This year … Continue reading

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Moonlight – Tactful Honesty

Moonlight is an odd little film. Artsy without being obtuse, realist without being dull, it boasts solid performances and impressive technical execution, yet no one element is so outstanding that it overshadows the others. Similarly, the film isn’t defined by one … Continue reading

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Lion – The Feel Good Film

At the tender age of five, Saroo, an Indian boy, becomes separated from his family on the streets of Calcutta. Adopted by a rich Australian couple, he is taken from destitute poverty to a life of ease and luxury. Twenty … Continue reading

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