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Daily Archives: June 1, 2017

David O. Russell has a certain reputation for being, to put it lightly, hard to work with. From leaked YouTube videos to some less-than-kind interviews from people he has worked with, Russell’s unconventional directing techniques have been criticized for years. While his negative attitude has put a dent in reputation, Russell continues to wow critics and audiences with each new… Read more »

01 June 2017 | Features, Film Lists

American filmmaker Darren Aronofsky has never been the kind of writer-director who shies away from controversial qualities in his films, or to sidestep surreal flourishes as well as story elements that may confound or confuse audience expectations, and his third and arguably most ambitious feature, The Fountain (2006), exemplifies such considerations. A psychedelic science-fiction fantasy and a historical romance that… Read more »

01 June 2017 | Features, Other Lists

Set design, like any other creative department in filmmaking, can make or break a movie. It is curious, however, that unless the sets in a film are breathtaking and gorgeous, they will seldom even be mentioned. That’s the unfortunate facet of being an art director/set designer. If your work isn’t stellar, then you’ll most likely come and go without a… Read more »

01 June 2017 | Features, Film Lists