The Cinematography of DANCES WITH WOLVES (Photo Essay)

One of the reasons Dances With Wolves was such a big success 25 years ago was because of its Oscar-winning cinematography by Dean Semler. On his blog, Evan E. Richards - a Boston-based visual effects artist, cinematographer, and director - did a 440 image photo essay for the 4-hour cut of Costner's epic (click here). Spoiler alert: it basically [...]


***1/2 out of **** Rated R
 for strong combat violence throughout, bloody images, and strong language Released: January 15, 2016 Runtime: 144 minutes Director: Michael Bay Starring: John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, Pablo Schreiber, David Costabile, Matt Letscher, David Denman, Max Martini, Dominic Fumusa, Demetrius Grosse, David Giuntoli How in the name of Uncle Sam does an American [...]

Directors Guild Of America Nominees (AWARDS 2015)

The final piece of the pre-Oscar Nomination puzzle is in place as the Directors Guild of America named their five nominees for Best Director of 2015. Four were expected, but one's a bit of a shocker. The 2015 DGA nominees are: Alejandro G, Iñárritu, The Revenant Tom McCarthy, Spotlight Adam McKay, The Big Short George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road Ridley Scott, [...]

THE END OF THE TOUR (Movie Review)

***1/2 out of **** My review of The End Of The Tour (click here), at, about journalist David Lipsky's days-long intimate interview with renowned author David Foster Wallace, on the final leg of Wallace's 1996 book tour for his magnum opus "Infinite Jest" . The End Of The Tour is ranked #20 (tie) in the Honorable Mention section of my Top Ten [...]