Back to One, Episode 138: Nicole Beharie

Some actors go through a transformation to the point where the word “performance” feels inadequate. “Embodiment” is more apt. Nicole Beharie transforms into Turquoise Jones in Channing Godfrey People’s film Miss Juneteenth. It’s a wonder to behold. On this episode,…  Read more

By Jan 19, 2021

“Backwards Continuity is Not a Category, Is It?”: Script Supervisor Steve Gehrke on Tenet


In the world of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, people from the future have figured out how to reverse the entropy of people and objects, making them “time inverted.” Effect precedes cause for inverted objects and people. Inverted bullets return from bullet…  Read more

By Jan 5, 2021

Filmmaker‘s 20 Most Popular New Posts of 2020

Christopher Doyle

To rhyme with the year, I’ve expanded this year’s roundup of our most popular posts, as determined by Google Analytics, from 10 to 20. It’s full of both expected entries — our 25 New Faces scores highly every year —…  Read more

By Dec 30, 2020

“We Don’t Find Shots, We Build Them”: DP Erik Messerschmidt on Mank, Lens Flare Painting and Native Black and White

Erik Messerschmidt on the set of Mank

In 1941, a 25-year-old Orson Welles made one of cinema’s most auspicious debuts by directing, co-writing, starring in and producing Citizen Kane. With Mank—David Fincher’s look at the evolution of Kane’s screenplay—cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt makes an impressive feature bow of his own. …  Read more

By Dec 22, 2020

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