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Music Video: Beyonce, “Formation”

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“I might be a black Bill Gates in the making….” There’s a lot going on in Formation, the new single and music video surprised-released by Beyonce this afternoon. Hurricane Katrina, Black Lives Matter, the antebellum-era American South. Oh, yeah, and…  Read more

By Feb 6, 2016

“Flop”: The Conclusion of Short Film Winner Jim Cummings’ Sundance Video Diary

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“You won a trophy in a bowling alley — get it together!” Thunder Road short film award-winning director Jim Cummings deals with sudden success in this final installment of his video diary series from the Sundance Film Festival. There are…  Read more

By Feb 5, 2016

Watch: What Does Oscar Nominated Cinematography Look Like in 2016?

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Kevin B. Lee has been considering the candidates in the major Oscar categories. In this video essay, he  breaks down the styles of the five candidates (The Hateful Eight, Sicario, The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road, Carol). The sound’s off as Lee narrates, but…  Read more

By Feb 4, 2016

Watch: The Revenant by Tarkovsky

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Is Andrei Tarkovsky a dominant influence for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant? Misha Petrick makes the case in this split-screen video, with The Revenant on the left and a broad swath of Tarkovsky’s films for comparison on the right.

By Feb 3, 2016


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