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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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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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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Get To Know Manuel Billeter, The Super Cinematographer Behind Marvel’s ‘Luke Cage’

Get To Know Manuel Billeter, The Super Cinematographer Behind Marvel’s ‘Luke Cage’

When the Marvel Cinematic Universe expanded its reach to Netflix, heaps of praise were given to the new shows for their real-world feel and the tangibility of their characters and stories. Dark, gritty, relatable, human; whatever term was used, it all came back to the fact that people liked these superhero shows because they didn’t feel like typical superhero shows. They were stories about authentic […]

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We all Love the MCU, but DC is Crushing Marvel in One Key Category: Representation

We all Love the MCU, but DC is Crushing Marvel in One Key Category: Representation

Comic books and their cinematic counterparts make up a significant portion of our entertainment consumption here at DLD. We’ve covered the Marvel Cinematic Universe extensively in Anthony’s “State of the MCU” series (part 1, part 2), we’ve examined DC’s biggest blockbuster to date in our Batman v Superman review, and we’ve even touched on the Fox end of the superhero spectrum in our review of […]

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Examining the Future of James Bond

Examining the Future of James Bond

A new James Bond is on the horizon. Having portrayed the iconic superspy since 2006’s Casino Royale, Daniel Craig is finally stepping away from the role. During the press tour for last year’s Bond film, Spectre, Craig repeatedly made his intentions to vacate the role clear, saying things like “I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists,” and “if I did another Bond movie, it […]

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