There’s a pleasant, old-fashioned feel to Alpha.
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An article about the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Annual Grants Banquet scheduled for August 9th.
A sneak peek of the films we'll be covering at Montreal's exciting Fantasia International Film Festival.
Elisha Christian on "Columbus" and "Everything Sucks!"; Superheroes and neoliberalism; Istanbul Film Festival soldiers on; Chatting with William H. Macy; Belafonte and Clark.
A preview of the 6th annual Chicago Critics Film Festival, which runs May 4-10.
A Far Flung Correspondent takes a closer look at Kogonada's 'Columbus.'
A recap of the third day of Ebertfest.
A Look back at the origins of Ebertfest twenty years ago and a look forward to Ebertfest 2018.
A look at how the theme of fathers and daughters was reflected in four films from Sundance this year.
Reviews of three films that were featured in Sundance's NEXT category.
On the best acting we saw at the Sundance Film Festival.
The winners of the festival's jury and audience awards were announced on Saturday night.
110 independent films have been announced to premiere at next January's Sundance Film Festival.
A critic considers the death of his father in light of cinema's handling of the end of life.
A preview of the 5th Chicago Critics Film Festival, which runs from May 12-18 at the Music Box Theater.
The winners of the 89th Academy Awards.
A review of two of the best films of Sundance 2017.
The competition titles for Sundance 2017 have been announced.
A report from Comic-Con 2016 on the world premiere of "Star Trek Beyond."
A preview of dozens of films coming out this summer.
Apologizing for the Manic Pixie Dream Girl; what to do about clickbait web sites that pretend to peddle "satire"; why it's important to give credit; "24: Live Another Day" ends its run.
"As film exhibition in North America crowds itself ever more narrowly into predictable commercial fodder for an undemanding audience, we applaud those brave, free spirits who still hold faith with the unlimited potential of the cinema." - Roger
Marie writes: Now this is something you don't see every day. Behold The Paragliding Circus! Acrobatic paragliding pilot Gill Schneider teamed up with his father’s circus class (he operates a school that trains circus performers) to mix and combine circus arts with paragliding - including taking a trapezist (Roxane Giliand) up for ride and without a net. Best original film in the 2012 Icare Cup. Video by Director/Filmmaker Shams Prod. To see more, visit Shams Prod.
Marie writes: Did you know that if you wear your contact lenses too much and too long during the cold, winters months - and with the windows closed and the heat cranked-up, that you can develop an annoying eye condition? Because you can. Ahem. And so for the time being, I'll be spending less time staring at my monitor and more time resting my eyes. The Newsletter will still arrive as usual each week, but it won't be as huge. That said, it will contain a few extra goodies to make up for it, by way of curious finds. And speaking of finding stuff...."On Thursday, March 7, 2013, SpaceX's Grasshopper doubled its highest leap to date to rise 24 stories or 80.1 meters (262.8 feet), hovering for approximately 34 seconds and landing safely using closed loop thrust vector and throttle control. Grasshopper touched down with its most accurate precision thus far on the centermost part of the launch pad. At touchdown, the thrust to weight ratio of the vehicle was greater than one, proving a key landing algorithm for Falcon 9. The test was completed at SpaceX's rocket development facility in McGregor, Texas." - by Neatorama
Marie writes: The late John Alton is widely regarded as being one of greatest film noir cinematographers to have ever worked in Film. He perfected many of the stylized camera and lighting techniques of the genre, including radical camera angles, wide-angle lenses, deep focus compositions, the baroque use of low-level cameras and a sharp depth of field. His groundbreaking work with director Anthony Mann on films such "TMen" and "Raw Deal" and "He Walked by Night" is considered a benchmark in the genre, with "The Big Combo" directed by Joseph H. Lewis, considered his masterpiece. John Alton also gained fame as the author of the seminal work on cinematography: "Painting with Light".
The Big Combo (1955) [click to enlarge]