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The Wide (Angle) World of Wally Pfister

Wally Pfister is an uncompromising cinematographer. He adamantly prefers to shoot on film, and is dogged in his need to use the best possible technology …

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The Sounds of Paul Verhoeven

If you think of a director who combines biting satire and prescient socio-cultural commentary with over-the-top B-movie aesthetics, one name should immediately come to mind: …

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The Endurance of ‘The Dark Knight’

What is the greatest comic book movie of all time? For majority of film-lovers, it would be hard to argue against Christopher Nolan’s The Dark …

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Borrowing Time with Wong Kar-wai

In a sense, no matter what they’re “about,” all films are about time. Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai, one of the strongest stylists working today, …

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The New Canon: ‘Carol’

We’re used to the global fandom reserved for those huge “four-quadrant” blockbusters that dominate pop culture discourse. What’s far less common are displays of public …

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The Pure and Singular Magic of Robin Williams

Robin Williams was one of a kind. His rare energy, purity, and fundamental essence—that “spark of madness,” to use his words—will never be matched. His …

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Gus Van Sant’s Lost Boys

I don’t know that a filmmaker as unpredictable as Gus Van Sant has a signature “Gus Van Sant film.” How does one compare the Academy …

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Agnès Varda and the Makings of a Film Movement

Before the French New Wave unofficially kicked off with films like Claude Chabrol’s Le Beau Serge, François Truffaut’s The 400 Blows, and Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless, …

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The Endurance of ‘The Shining’

There are plenty of films that have stood the test of time, but The Shining has a unique place in cinema history. Just the mere …

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The Distinct Charm of Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor is quietly one of the biggest stars around. The Scottish actor carved out his start in Britain as a bad boy with breakout …

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