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How ‘The Hero’ DP Rob Givens Acts As A Cinematic Translator For Intimate Films

How ‘The Hero’ DP Rob Givens Acts As A Cinematic Translator For Intimate Films

When you speak with Rob Givens, it’s immediately clear that you’re talking with someone who understands and admires every intricacy of filmmaking. He’s a technically proficient man, but one who also understands the virtues of adhering to the context of the story at hand. If you ask him about the specs on his latest work, he can give you every piece of information you might […]

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DP Toby Oliver Talks Designing Camerawork To Focus On Character For ‘Get Out’

DP Toby Oliver Talks Designing Camerawork To Focus On Character For ‘Get Out’

Under the Obama administration, many white liberals viewed the United States’ systemic issues as solved, but things have changed in the last couple of months as a new presidency has come into power. Now, Americans face a massive rise in prejudice and harmful policy as entire sects of the United States choose to ignore all feelings of sympathy for those who are different. Sadly, that […]

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Film Review: ‘I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore’

Film Review: ‘I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore’

In a world filled with rage and vitriol, it can often be difficult to sit idly by and resort to the escapism of movies. No matter what’s going on on-screen, one’s mind may often wander towards more serious issues at hand. And while a film like I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore remains a piece of escapism by the simple virtue of […]

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Ross Riege, On Journeying Through The Jungle For ‘Kong: Skull Island’

Ross Riege, On Journeying Through The Jungle For ‘Kong: Skull Island’

With a film that’s headlined by remarkable talent all across the board, from Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson to Jordan Vogt-Roberts and Dan Gilroy, Kong: Skull Island accumulated all the pieces necessary to make it into one of the most outright fun blockbusters in quite some time. Centered around a team of soldiers who wind up exploring an unknown island in the middle of […]

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DLD Oscar Predictions, 2017 Edition

DLD Oscar Predictions, 2017 Edition

DLD Oscar Prediction’s Round 2! Here we go again! We at DLD are excited to present our selections for who will go home with Oscars in 2017! Last year Anthony went 7/24 on his picks and Hawkins went 11/24, but hopefully at least one of us can hit .500 on their selections this time. Maybe Anthony will even get something correct in the acting categories, […]

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Blockbusters Are Great, But There’s More To 2017 Than Big Budgets

Blockbusters Are Great, But There’s More To 2017 Than Big Budgets

With the 2017 Academy Awards now upon us, the time for celebrating the cinema of 2016 is coming to an end and the time for anticipating the cinema of 2017 is beginning. Though 2016 wasn’t without its misfires, it was a generally strong year for film. Audiences received quite a few successful blockbusters, ranging from superhero flicks like Captain America: Civil War and Deadpool, to […]

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The Biggest, Baddest Blockbusters of 2017

The Biggest, Baddest Blockbusters of 2017

BIG BUDGETS AND LOTS OF VFX 2017 is the year that the biggest Hollywood studios kick down our doors, pin us to the ground, and force us to drink from a fire hose with all of the massive blockbusters coming our way. Looking at this year’s lineup, I find myself intimidated by the sheer number of big budget movies scheduled for release.  We’re about to […]

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Shooting A Western With ‘In A Valley Of Violence’ Cinematographer Eric Robbins

Shooting A Western With ‘In A Valley Of Violence’ Cinematographer Eric Robbins

Despite a seemingly endless stream of articles that periodically declare the Western genre has once again risen from the dead, the truth is that the Western has never actually died. While the days of John Ford, Clint Eastwood, and John Wayne might be over, audiences continue to be treated to fantastic Westerns. Just in the last couple of years, we’ve received films such as The […]

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Cinematographer Paul Cameron Talks ‘Westworld’ And Shooting On Film

Cinematographer Paul Cameron Talks ‘Westworld’ And Shooting On Film

HBO’s Westworld premiered its fourth episode last night, and the show has continued to be a massive hit with critics and audiences alike. The series started strong; its pilot ep combined magnificent world-building and gorgeous visuals with a unique set of characters and stories, and the hype surrounding the show has only grown as new episodes expand on the plot and more mysteries to unravel. […]

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The Girl on the Train (dir. Tate Taylor) The Accountant (dir. Gavin O’Connor) American Pastoral (dir. Ewan McGregor) Doctor Strange (dir. Scott Derrickson) Arrival (dir. Denis Villeneuve) Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (dir. Ang Lee) Manchester by the Sea (dir. Kenneth Lonergan) Allied (dir. Robert Zemeckis) Lion (dir. Garth Davis) Nocturnal Animals (dir. Tom Ford) Miss Sloane (dir. John Madden) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (dir. Gareth Edwards) La La Land (dir. Damien Chazelle) Fences (dir. Denzel Washington) […]

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