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They Shouldn’t Have Killed his Dog: John Wick

Keanu Reeves and canine friend in John WickKeanu Reeves and canine friend in John Wick

John Wick‘s primary premise is lots of well-crafted action delivered by veteran stuntpeople-turned-directors finally given free rein to make sure their work is optimally served. Co-directors David Leith and Chad Stahelski deliver on this front: it doesn’t take much time…  Read more

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Teen Horniness is Not a Crime: White Bird in a Blizzard

Shailene Woodley and Shiloh Fernandez in White Bird in a BlizzardShailene Woodley and Shiloh Fernandez in White Bird in a Blizzard

The nice thing about Gregg Araki’s movies is that he genuinely believes that teen horniness is not a crime: not for him Larry Clark’s pseudo-alarmed prurience or a Lifetime movie’s worth of dire consequences trailing teen sexuality. White Bird in…  Read more

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Cinematographer Reed Morano on the Fight Against TV’s “Smooth Motion” Setting

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“Stop motion interpolation!” is the call on a Change.org petition urging TV manufacturers to disable the default “smooth motion” setting on new televisions. As the petition explains, “Motion Interpolation was an effect that was created to reduce motion blur on…  Read more

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Ted Hope on the Need for a Sustainable Investor Class

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“The best thing we can do as a film industry is make sure that investors earn risk appropriate returns on their money. We need to create a sustainable investor class,” explains Ted Hope in this video interview with Film Courage.…  Read more

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