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Hits & Misses: The Theatrical Performance of the Sundance Class of ’16

Love & Friendship (Photo by Ross McDonnell/Courtesy of Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions)

How do you measure success these days?  When more than two million people vote for you over the other guy and you still lose? When you receive no endorsements from a single major newspaper, your party’s leadership practically ignores you,…  Read more

By Jan 18, 2017

Trumpian Images

Patrick Stewart in Green Room (Photo courtesy of A24)

“Baby, there’s no storm outside.” —from Take Shelter In his now classic book From Caligari to Hitler: A Psychological History of the German Film, Siegfried Kracauer looked for cinematic hints, clues and warnings about the rise of Naziism and Hitler…  Read more

By Jan 18, 2017

Paradigms of Change

Alexis Pauline Gumbs and Julia Roxanne Wallace (Photos by Andrew Dowe and Carlton Mackey)

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By Jan 18, 2017

Dispatches from the Frontlines of a Studio Picture, Part 2

They don’t let you touch anything on a studio film, you just talk to your headset. A far cry from my last NYC feature where I gaffed, pulled focus and operated myself. Although I do get to change the battery on the director’s monitor. (Photo by Macall Polay)

This is my second and final installment detailing a few of the experiences I’ve had and lessons I’ve learned while working on my first studio picture. We wrapped principal photography back in October, so I’ve had a couple months to digest…  Read more

By Jan 18, 2017


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