“Found Footage with Style”: Cinematographer Maryse Alberti on M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit

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As a teenager in the south of France, Maryse Alberti’s first two trips to the cinema led her impressionable eyes to Duel and Harold and Maude. If she’d instead began her cinematic journey with The Barefoot Executive and Escape From the Planet…  Read more


“I’ve Gotten Carried Away with Graininess in the Past and I Probably Will Again”: DP Sean Price Williams on Queen of Earth

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The major studios’ current preference for selecting the shepherds of their franchise properties is to pluck directors from the relatively obscurity of indiedom. Colin Trevorrow went from Safety Not Guaranteed to Jurassic World. Josh Trank moved from Chronicle to Fantastic…  Read more


Thinking of Tarkovsky While Making New Zealand Look Russian: DP Tim Orr on Z For Zachariah

Chiwetel Ejiofor and Margot Robbie in Z For ZachariahChiwetel Ejiofor and Margot Robbie in Z For Zachariah

The settings for Craig Zobel’s 2012 behavioral experiment Compliance and the director’s new post-apocalyptic tale Z for Zachariah couldn’t be more different. The former takes place almost entirely in the claustrophobic confines of a fast food restaurant’s employees-only areas. The…  Read more


Hitchcock + Haneke: DP Edu Grau on The Gift

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Amongst a summer movie season awash in sequels, remakes and presold tentpole properties, it’s rare to find a sleeper at the multiplex, an unknown quantity with the ability to surprise an audience. Such is The Gift, an unnerving psychological thriller…  Read more