Works of art are products of their time, but critics and audiences are even more so. The Royal Ocean Film Society points out some of the films that were received horribly when they first came out, only to be praised years later. Will Michael Bay’s – ah we can’t. We can’t do it.
kaptainkristian presents Who Framed Roger Rabbit as a shining example of animated characters combined with live action. The film’s crew worked doubly hard to make the cartoon characters converse and interact convincingly with live actors and real objects.
From graphic novelist Dash Shaw comes My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea. It’s an animated comedy set in a high school that was built over a fault line. As the title implies, disaster strikes and a micro post-apocalyptic world breaks out. Drops Spring 2017.
A new look at Guy Ritchie’s potentially bombastic take on the legend of King Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) and his life after he pulls the fabled sword from the stone and must reclaim the throne from the evil Vortigern (Jude Law), who stole his father’s crown.
Marvel rings the bell for the hype train with a short interview with the cast and crew of Avengers: Infinity War. The two-part film is the culmination of nearly a decade of after credit-scenes. Seriously though we hope they can make Thanos interesting.
Now You See It uses film noir to point out the strengths of black and white films. The intense contrast and prominence of shadows and silhouettes put the focus on the subject and on shapes, and can be used to imply internal conflict or darkness in a character.
A father takes his family to a desolate hut in the wake of an “unnatural” global threat. When another family asks to camp in with them, the tension inside the house becomes just as dangerous as the horrors outside. Starring Joel Edgerton and Riley Keough. Premieres 8/25/17.
It’s no coincidence that Christopher Nolan hosted Heat‘s 20th anniversary retrospective – he’s a huge fan of fellow director Michael Mann. Glass Distortion compared scenes from Heat and Mann’s other films with ones from The Dark Knight to show Mann’s influence on Nolan.
A film inspired by the true story of Percy Fawcett, a British explorer who journeyed deep into the Amazon in search of a lost civilization that he was convinced was way more advanced that his contemporaries would believe. Coincidentally, the film is from Amazon Studios.
(PG-13: Language) “I write people talking in rooms.” Lessons from the Screenplay dissects The Social Network to highlight some of screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s strengths, and how he and director David Fincher worked together to keep the dialogue-heavy movie engaging.
Director M. Night Shyamalan both raised and ruined his reputation with movies that have twist endings. The Film Theorists’ Frame By Frame looks at three of Shyamalan’s movies to see what he got right, and why it would seem that he forgot those rules down the road.