Cinematography

Scorsese On the Ropes: The ‘Kamikaze’ Film-Making of ‘Raging Bull’

  By Tim Pelan Scorsese’s Raging Bull is not your dad's boxing movie. It's certainly not a story of conventional…

2 months ago

How Francis Ford Coppola Breathed New Life into ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’

  By Koraljka Suton It could be deemed rather poetic that the origins of two of the most iconic and…

2 months ago

‘Paths of Glory’: Stanley Kubrick’s First Step Towards Cinema Immortality

  By Sven Mikulec There's a picture that will always be good, years from now, the great Kirk Douglas told…

3 months ago

‘Atlantic City’: Louis Malle’s Nostalgic Juxtaposition of Deterioration and Renewal

  By Koraljka Suton When acclaimed French New Wave director Louis Malle was approached by producer Alexandre Mnouchkine with the…

3 months ago

‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’: Steven Spielberg’s Gamble That Paid Off Generously

  By Sven Mikulec Upon making Jaws, the first true blockbuster and a shocking money-maker, Steven Spielberg was under enormous…

3 months ago

The Greater the Truth, the Greater the Damage: ‘The Insider,’ Michael Mann’s White-Collar Thrill Ride of Corporate Malfeasance

  By Tim Pelan Few filmmakers can take a whistle-blowing dramatization of real life potentially dusty legal shenanigans and news…

3 months ago

‘A History of Violence’: David Cronenberg’s Superb Study of the Basic Impulses that Drive Humanity

  By Sven Mikulec The master of the specific subgenre called body horror and the man who put out such…

3 months ago

Play for Play: How The Color of Money’s ‘One For Them’ Assignment Reignited Martin Scorsese’s Hunger for the Work

  By Tim Pelan After 'The Last Temptation' was cancelled in ’83, I had to get myself back in shape.…

3 months ago

40 Years of Hurt, Face-Hugging Dreams of Breathing: Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien’

Alien poster art by Brian Taylor   By Tim Pelan Ripley's words to the Xenomorph in Alien 3 sum up…

4 months ago