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Checkmate Director Timothy Woodward Jr. on Shooting with the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

On the Checkmate setOn the Checkmate set

Director Timothy Woodward Jr. is currently in post-production on Checkmate, an action thriller with supernatural undertones shot using the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. The movie is expected to be completed by October, and is one of the first features shot with…  Read more

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Life’s Compass: Talena Sanders on Liahona

LiahonaLiahona

Liahona begins with distant figures walking silently through a field. It is nighttime, and both the sky and the ground seem to sparkle. The people move slowly while wearing glittering and flickeringly feathered costumes that, from a distance, make them…  Read more

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“This is Softcore”: The History of Radley Metzger

The Lickerish QuarterThe Lickerish Quarter

Opening today, August 7, at the Film Society of Lincoln Center is This is Softcore: The Art Cinema Erotica of Radley Metzger, a survey of the director whose arty erotica more or less defined what in the ’70s was dubbed…  Read more

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“Makin’ Your Own Rules”: Ron Mann’s Altman

Robert Altman (Photo courtesy of Sandcastle 5)Robert Altman (Photo courtesy of Sandcastle 5)

Altmanesque. Ron Mann asked a dozen admirers to define that term in Altman, his new documentary about the director of *M*A*S*H, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, The Player, Gosford Park and 40 other features spanning an astonishing five decades. “Inspiration,” Paul Thomas…  Read more

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