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US box office suffers worst weekend in 16 years as Hollywood's bleak summer continues

No major new releases and the boxing showdown between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor spells disaster for US cinemas<p>An already slow August came to a screeching halt at the US box office, where no major new releases were unveiled. That allowed the Samuel L Jackson-Ryan Reynolds action-comedy The …

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Master of Light

<i>Cinematographer Roger Deakins uses his blog to pull back the curtain on the lighting tricks that have made him famous.</i><p>Sometime in the late nineties, cinematographer Roger Deakins took a kind of pilgrimage to visit his friend and mentor Conrad “Connie” Hall, who was living in semiretirement on a …

Cinematography

These MIT cinematography drones get the perfect shot every time

Drone technology has come on so quickly in such a short space of time. Especially the camera technology. I’m not just talking about the quality of …

Drones

What is a LUT (Look-Up Table)?

In this article we’ll learn what a Look-up Table (LUT) is, and how it should be used.<p><b>Exclusive Bonus:</b> Download my free cheatsheet (with examples) of …

A Closer Look at the Dolly Zoom

The “dolly zoom,” also known as the “Hitchcock zoom” or “Vertigo effect,” is a filmmaking technique that involves changing a zoom lens’ angle of view …

‘Westworld’ DP On Major Challenge Of Shooting At Night, On Film

<i>Game of Thrones</i> may be out of the awards conversation this year, but never mind that. Wrapping up his work on the series’ new season in December, …

Why Action Scenes in Big-Budget Movies Have Become So Boring

More and more Hollywood action scenes are unbearable. There's a reason for that: Studios aren't hiring the right directors.<p>When Brett Ratner recently …

The Reckoning: Why the Movie Business Is in Big Trouble

Anyone in the movie business who tells you they’re not scared stiff about the future is probably lying.<p>This story first appeared in the March 28, …

Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin answer the internet’s questions

In this delightful new video, <i>Going In Style</i> stars Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin offer up some details—and some banter—about their …

‘The Knot’ film launch in St. Lucia

Thursday May 11th saw the launch of filmmaker Davina Lee’s latest project ‘The Knot’ at the Zen Nightclub in Rodney Bay.<p>The film which deals with …

Travel

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Landmark Movie Streaming Trial Gets Underway in Sweden

Founded half a decade ago, Swefilmer grew to become Sweden’s most popular movie and TV show streaming site. Together with Dreamfilm, another site …

Copyright

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 01/16/17

This week we have four newcomers in our chart.The Girl on The Train is the most downloaded movie.The data for our weekly download chart is estimated …

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Lost script reveals what Orson Welles really thought about Ernest Hemingway

Rediscovered manuscript suggests director detested writer’s macho portrayal of Spanish culture<p>Orson Welles once described his relationship with Ernest Hemingway as “very strange”. The two men were friends, rivals and sometimes prickly antagonists. Now a previously unpublished manuscript has …

Literature

La photo d’un inconnu nommé Rimbaud

Dans l’album privé de Liane de Pougy, le grand poète apparaît sous un visage très différent de sa légende maudite.<p>Le recueil attendait depuis …

"L'étreinte du serpent": Voyage au bout de l'enfer vert

A 40 ans de distance, deux scientifiques tentent de percer les mystères de la forêt amazonienne. Leur point commun, un homme-médecine, ultime mémoire …

Star Wars review: Three Mehs

I went to the new Star Wars movie. Everyone who is worried about spoilers, really you don't need to. It's a Star Wars movie. Think about what that …

Movies

Watch a Stunning 7-Minute Short Film Made Entirely with Zoetropes

Ray McCarthy Bergeron 3D printed a fleet of animated sculptures for experimental short 're÷belief.'<p>Last year filmmaker Ray McCarthy Bergeron teased us with a glimpse of a short animation made solely with spinning 3D-printed zoetropes. The individual flourishes of looping color and movement are …

Short Films

Mœbius & Jodorowsky’s Sci-Fi Masterpiece, The Incal, Brought to Life in a Tantalizing Animation

Last year we featured artwork from the <i>Dune</i> movie that never was, a collaboration between Alejandro Jodorowsky, the mysticism-minded Chilean director …

Science Fiction

An Actress Like No Other

We’re always hearing about the ends of eras, but the recent death of the great actress Setsuko Hara really <i>is</i> the end of an era—the era of the classic …

S S Rajamouli on why he chose Kerala to shoot his magnum opus ‘Baahubali’

By: IANS | Thiruvananthapuram |<p>SS Rajamouli said: “When the story of ‘Baahubali’ came to my mind, I wanted to capture the ferocity and hugeness of …

Bollywood

Moroccan film on prostitution defies threats to earn acclaim in Tunis

Much Loved, by Moroccan director Nabil Ayouch, heralds a renaissance in low-budget film-making in Arab region<p>A controversial film portraying prostitution in Morocco that was shunned in the Arab world has finally been shown, amid tight security, at a film festival in Tunisia. Fears of an attack by …

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La Planète des Singes

<b>La Planète des Singes</b> is a 1963 novel by Pierre Boulle and the basis for the Planet of the Apes motion pictures, television series, comic books, …

Planet of the Apes

The first 4K Blu-rays are coming early next year, but they all really suck

No one's going to upgrade their home theater for this crap<p>Every time a new physical media format debuts, the first batch of titles that arrive alongside it are always a wonderfully random mix of hits and pure mediocrity. (Remember when Sony included a copy of <i>Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky</i> …

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