https://youtu.be/kavxsXhzD48 You'll never watch a movie the same way again, because you'll finally realize just how much the sound is affecting what you see and how you see it. That's the result of this brilliant video essay by Evan Puschak, a.k.a. The Nerdwriter. He takes a scene from Steven Spielberg's Munich and breaks down exactly [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RG-_56ZfqQk There's something perfect, even poetic, about having the composer from Back To The Future write the music for Ready Player One, even beyond the fact that a DeLorean is a primary vehicle in the film's OASIS VR world. Steven Spielberg's regular composer John Williams was not available this time around; his scoring plate was [...]
The blu-ray release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi is near, as is the Falcon-full payload of behind-the-scenes extras that comes right along with it. The centerpiece of them all is the 2-hour and 15-minute documentary The Director and the Jedi. An exclusive look at the doc's first 11 minutes was posted online exclusively by [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09M3C4VD1Fg Don’t get sidetracked by the confusing, too-clever-for-its-own-good title. The winner of the 2017 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short is a deeply moving human portrait. (Watch the full 40-minute movie above.) Mindy Alper is a 56-year-old woman who has suffered from phobias her entire life. As a child, depression, anxiety, and social triggers were compounded by [...]
https://youtu.be/3TPY4TKo6uQ Scheming on a thing that's still largely a mirage, Chris Galegar of the War Starts At Midnight film podcast gave us a new way to look at the Solo footage we've seen so far. Inspired by previews from that other Star franchise (a.k.a. Trek), Galegar re-cut footage from the trailer to Solo: A Star Wars [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=151&v=Um0aZKbpe1Y No green screen. No stunt pilot. All Cruise. All real. He is a legit Maverick. Stunts like these from the upcoming Mission: Impossible - Fallout is what makes the Mission: Impossible series the best action franchise ever. M:I - Fallout opens this summer on July 27, 2018.
For the Oscar nerds out there, here are my predictions of who and what the Academy will nominate on Tuesday morning for their 90th Annual Awards - in all categories but three (Live Action Short, Animated Short, and Documentary Short). For the Best Picture category, the Academy rules state that there can be "up to 10" nominees, but 10 [...]