Tag Archives: Roger Deakins


Hail, Caesar! (2016)

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“Here at Capitol Pictures, as you know, an army of technicians, actors, and top notch artistic people are working hard to bring to the screen the story of the Christ.  It’s a swell story,” says Eddie Mannix. Eddie Mannix was … Continue reading


Enemy (2013)

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Acclaimed director Denis Villeneuve brought to the world two incredible films in 2013.  The first one was Prisoners, a slow-paced thriller with towering performances from Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Terrence Howard, Maria Bello, Paul Dano, and Melissa Leo, and terrific … Continue reading


Joel & Ethan Coen: An Appreciation Part One

Joel and Ethan Coen are two of the best American filmmakers ever.  I’ve enjoyed their films over the years; they’re offbeat, humorous (especially at unexpected times), and noirish.  One of Joel’s early credits was working as an assistant editor on … Continue reading


Django Unchained (2012)

“The name’s Django.”  “How do you spell it?” asks Amerigo Vessepi.  “D-J-A-N-G-O.  The ‘D’ is silent,” says Django.  Vessepi responds, “I know.” I was quite enthusiastic about Quentin Tarantino’s latest film.  Tarantino would be tackling a Spaghetti Western, or a … Continue reading


Reactions To 2012 Academy Award Nominations Part Two

(continued from Reactions To 2012 Academy Award Nominations Part One) Best Foreign Language Film I was surprised that The Intouchables didn’t get nominated, and it looks like Amour will be the winner here. Best Animated Feature I got the nominees … Continue reading


2012 Academy Award Nominations

The nominations for the 85th Academy Awards were announced this morning, and I have to say that I’m quite surprised about some of the nominees (as well as which films got snubbed).  Lincoln leads with 12 nominations, and Ang Lee’s Life … Continue reading


Those Oscar Missed Volume 1: Best Cinematography

The original Yards of Grapevine link: Those Oscar Missed: Best Cinematography Cinematography is such an important part of a film.  In many ways it can define it, used by the director to let us see what he/she wants us to … Continue reading