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King of Comedy

Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC, helps the Coen brothers gate-crash a 1950’s-era Hollywood movie factory for Hail, Caesar! With careers dating back three decades (to Blood Simple), Joel and Ethan Coen boast an...
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Ladies’ Night?

It’s hard to ignore the bold statement of so many female-driven stories at Sundance 2016 – even if we’d love to see more women DP’s among those ranks.   Indie film media wags are already...
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Tough As Nails

Jessica Jones is a new kind of Marvel superhero for the digital age – flawed, funny, female and streaming! Marvel’s new streaming Netflix series, Jessica Jones, is a modern noir: there’s a hard-boiled...
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Far and Away

The Force is back – bigger, better and bolder than ever as Dan Mindel, ASC, BSC helps J.J. Abrams restore the franchise’s thrilling (film-based) roots. By Kevin H. Martin and Matt Hurwitz. On the...
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Digging Deep

Checco Varese, ASC, redefines chiaroscuro in one of the planet’s most harsh environments Imagine a place where the most basic elements of human life – light, food, water, going to the bathroom (!) –...
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The Kids Are Alright

Cinematographer Alice Brooks hits all the right notes in transporting the 1980s animated series Jem and the Holograms to the big screen Back in 2011, cinematographer Alice Brooks and director Jon M. Chu...
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The New Normal

Two-time ECA winner Eduardo Enrique Mayén reinvents kids’ television with a new streaming series from Amazon My 10-year-old and I are crouched behind a large potted plant, in the corner of the “Normal...
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Living Large

Icons now, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, DJ Ren, MC Yella and Eazy-E began their storied lives just trying to survive and prosper in the meanest ‘hood in L.A. “I was watching TV in a New York hotel room when I saw...
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Big As Life

Russell Carpenter, ASC, joins the Marvel “colony” for its latest page-to-screen hero, the mighty, tiny Ant-Man Concluding Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) rollout, Ant-Man travels a road...
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Dino-Mite!

John Schwartzman, ASC, returns to paradise (run amok) with the fourth installment of Steven Spielberg’s epic action franchise More than two decades ago, Steven Spielberg introduced filmgoers to living,...
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Back to the Future

Claudio Miranda, ASC, takes the (theme park) ride of his life for Disney’s new family adventure, Tomorrowland For more than half a century, the name Walt Disney has been synonymous not only with feature...
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All In The Family

Amazon’s Golden Globe–winning streaming series, Transparent, has changed the face of television When NetFlix’s original streaming series, House of Cards, received 23 Primetime Emmy nominations in its...