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Video: The Unstoppable Legacy of Stanley Kubrick

By at October 26, 2014 | 9:54 am | 0 Comment

Video: The Unstoppable Legacy of Stanley Kubrick

The number of film directors whose work not only transcends their lifetime, but also becomes enmeshed in the cultural fabric, is small. Like count-'em-on-one-hand small. Alfred Hitchcock, of course. And a good deal of Steven Spielberg's work will certainly be referenced and remembered by the general public long after he's gone. But the films of Stanley Kubrick seem to more...

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Grace in Space: GRAVITY Film Review

By at November 5, 2013 | 10:47 pm | 1 Comments

Grace in Space: GRAVITY Film Review

4.5 / 5 stars In the first week or so that Gravity took over U.S. movie screens, an unusually broad range of moviegoers and critics compared Alfonso Cuar├│n's space survival tale to Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. It sounded like an incredibly lazy assessment. Aligning two films that convey the feeling of traveling beyond the atmosphere is painfully obvious, more...

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New Movie Poster and Preview: Zack Parker’s PROXY

By at March 3, 2013 | 3:30 pm | 0 Comment

New Movie Poster and Preview: Zack Parker’s PROXY

One of the great indie cinema finds in 2011 was Zack Parker's timeline-skipping drama, Scalene, a cool little shocker that carefully dissects a storyline shared by three connected characters. The film earned its critical attention, and boasted an impressively tricky performance by long-time character actress Margo Martindale. (Read my review of Scalene here.) Now, Parker more...

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Creating a Film’s Visual Fingerprint: Cinemetrics Examines Kubrick, Anderson

By at June 29, 2012 | 11:23 pm | 0 Comment

Creating a Film’s Visual Fingerprint: Cinemetrics Examines Kubrick, Anderson

Too often, the depth and intricacies of a film's production design can be overlooked. Combine design with directing and editing approaches, and you get color palette, movement, energy. And thanks to German visual communication artist, Frederic Brodbeck, it can all be displayed in a single dynamic sphere. The folks at Miramax turned us on to Brodbeck's ingenious more...

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