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GHOST IN THE SHELLJess Hall, BSC, helps to create a live-action alternate future with the anime-inspired thriller Ghost in the Shell.   The 1995 animated film Ghost in the Shell is among the most acclaimed entries in the anime genre. Derived from a manga (Japanese comic book) series, it depicts the adventures of Major Motoko Kusanagi, a human-cyborg […]
Author: EDITOR
Posted: April 11, 2017, 12:12 am
kongheaderLarry Fong, ASC, pulls some sleight-of-hand visual magic for the latest incarnation of Kong, the great ape It’s hard to find a more enduring (and misunderstood) movie monster than the great gorilla, Kong, who made his debut in Merian C. Cooper’s 1933 self-titled feature and has reappeared on the big screen twice since (by Dino […]
Author: EDITOR
Posted: February 9, 2017, 10:05 pm
Dramatic-Competition_11_Walking-OutLocal 600-shot films in Park City this year rise to new heights (and emotionally challenging depths). By David Geffner. All photos courtesy of The Sundance Institute unless otherwise noted.  Fans of indie cinematography will find much to celebrate at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, UT. Notable new peaks scaled include four times as many […]
Author: EDITOR
Posted: January 19, 2017, 1:26 am
hiddenFIGURESheaderMandy Walker, ASC, ACS, helps bring the proud black women heroes behind NASA’s early space program out into the light February 20, 1962. Fledgling astronaut John Glenn, dressed in his “space suit,” approaches the launch pad in Cape Canaveral, FL, about to be the first American to orbit the Earth and return home safely. But […]
Author: EDITOR
Posted: January 17, 2017, 10:36 pm
Frame grabs courtesy of Viva Pictures ReleasingBen Kufrin. By Pauline Rogers. When cinematographer Ben Kufrin and director Youssef Delara came together for their fifth feature pairing, the romantic comedy The Bounce Back, driven by actor Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds), it was their largest-scale project to date. Given the budget and the number of locations throughout Los Angeles (including a day in New […]
Author: EDITOR
Posted: January 17, 2017, 7:35 pm
shamelessCREWCrew from left to right: B-camera 1st AC: Kate Moss, DIT: John Waterman, Digital Utility: Max Moore, A-camera Operator / Steadicam Operator: Sebastien Audinelle, A-camera 2nd AC: Josh Ramos, Director of Photography: Ted Lichtenheld, PA: Savannah Perkins, A-camera 1st AC: Dave “Whitey” Wightman, B-camera 2nd AC: Nina Portillo, B-camera Operator: Darryl Miller photo credit: Chuck […]
Author: EDITOR
Posted: January 12, 2017, 7:43 pm
damien-chazelle-photo-by-dale-robinetteWhiplash, the Oscar-winning Sundance hit that rocketed director Damien Chazelle to the top of every producer’s must-call list, was not necessarily a good predictor for the stunning follow-up that is La La Land, a candy-colored romantic musical inspired by 1950’s Hollywood and Chazelle’s hero, French director Jacques Demy. As shot by Linus Sandgren, FSF (Joy, […]
Author: EDITOR
Posted: December 14, 2016, 10:07 pm
lalalandheaderLinus Sandgren, FSF, inhales deeply of the cinematic magic that is La La Land La La Land, the new romantic musical from indie director Damien Chazelle, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as a pair of star-crossed dreamers in contemporary Los Angeles, has been riding the kind of critical-acclaim wave that historically culminates in so […]
Author: EDITOR
Posted: December 9, 2016, 8:05 pm
loving_headerLoving, the fifth feature Adam Stone has shot for director Jeff Nichols, is nonfiction inspired storytelling as it’s rarely seen – lush and cinematic. If you’ve never been to the American south – where the summer light seems to linger longer, and the wind wraps around stately magnolias a touch slower than in other places […]
Author: EDITOR
Posted: November 16, 2016, 8:05 pm
icgmagazine_jonathan_nolanJonathan Nolan has film in his blood. His older brother, Chris, is known for a total and complete commitment to shooting celluloid, something “Jonah,” as he is known, has found ingrained in his psyche as a producer and director as well. Having written/co-written his brother’s acclaimed and hugely successful features, including Interstellar, The Dark Knight […]
Author: EDITOR
Posted: November 10, 2016, 7:56 pm

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Director: James Napier Robertson
Cinematographer: Denson Baker
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A brilliant but troubled New Zealand chess champion finds purpose by teaching underprivileged children about the rules of chess and life.
Posted: February 1, 2017, 12:13 pm
Director: Gabriele Salvatores
Cinematographer: Italo Petriccione

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Posted: February 1, 2017, 11:54 am
Director: Bruce W. Moore
Cinematographer: Bruce W. Moore
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Roshtalivik Fultz was an average guy working as a web designer, till one day Dr. Franz chooses him to be the test subject for Experiment X. Dr. Franz does everything in his power to force ...
Posted: February 1, 2017, 11:52 am
Director: Martin Campbell
Cinematographer: Phil Meheux
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Armed with a licence to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007 and must defeat a weapons dealer in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, but things are not what they seem.
Posted: January 16, 2017, 9:33 am
Director: Billy Bob Thornton
Cinematographer: Barry Markowitz

Karl Childers, a simple man hospitalized since his childhood murder of his mother and her lover, is released to start a new life in a small town.
Posted: January 14, 2017, 8:48 pm
Director: Emmanuelle Bercot
Cinematographer: Guillaume Schiffman
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A juvenile judge and a special educator are convinced that they can save the young delinquent Malony from himself and his violent ways.
Posted: January 14, 2017, 11:21 am
Director: Chad Hartigan
Cinematographer: Sean McElwee
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The romantic and coming-of-age misadventures of a 13-year-old American living in Germany.
Posted: January 14, 2017, 1:39 am
Director: Shane Carruth
Cinematographer: Troy Dick

Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they've built, wrestle over their new invention.
Posted: January 13, 2017, 1:01 am
Director: Mark Waters
Cinematographer: Theo van de Sande

An adventure with Santa impersonator Willie Stokes.
Posted: January 12, 2017, 11:28 pm
Director: David Frankel
Cinematographer: Maryse Alberti

Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.
Posted: January 11, 2017, 9:19 am
Director: Miguel Sapochnik
Cinematographer: Martin Ahlgren, Neville Kidd

ALTERED CARBON is set in a future where consciousness is digitized and stored in cortical stacks implanted in the spine, allowing humans to survive physical death by having their memories ...
Posted: January 11, 2017, 12:55 am
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Cinematographer: George Richmond
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A spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program, just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
Posted: January 10, 2017, 9:47 pm
Director: Dick Amos, John Tracy, Dick Krown, James Field
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An all new Variety show with Mickey Mouse and some new friends.
Posted: January 10, 2017, 9:42 pm
Director: Gareth Edwards
Cinematographer: Greig Fraser

Posted: January 8, 2017, 11:03 pm
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cinematographer: John L. Russell

A Phoenix secretary steals $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.
Posted: January 8, 2017, 10:38 pm
Director: Shûsuke Kaneko
Cinematographer: Kenji Takama
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Picking up where the first one leaves off, Light joins the task force searching for Kira in an effort to avert suspicion from himself---and get rid of L.
Posted: January 8, 2017, 10:34 pm
Director: James Burrows, Phill Lewis, Michael McDonald, David Trainer, Mark Roberts, Victor Gonzalez, Melissa McCarthy, Stephen Prime, Jason Alexander, Joel Murray
Cinematographer: Gary Baum, Gary Palmer
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A couple meet at an Overeaters' Anonymous meeting.
Posted: January 8, 2017, 2:21 am
Director: Jake Kasdan
Cinematographer: Uta Briesewitz

Singer Dewey Cox overcomes adversity to become a musical legend.
Posted: January 8, 2017, 12:21 am
Director: James Hastings
Cinematographer: Francis Cousins

Raymond's 5 is a story following a middle aged man, "Raymond" who has been told he has just 30 more days to live. Raymond goes on a journey around the country visiting the 5 people he feels he has done the most wrong by in his life.
Posted: January 8, 2017, 12:14 am
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Cinematographer: Bradford Young
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A linguist is recruited by the military to assist in translating alien communications.
Posted: January 5, 2017, 2:17 am
Director: Michael Yaroshevsky
Cinematographer: Glauco Bermudez, Michael Yaroshevsky
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Part travelogue, part séance, Death Valley Superstar is an elegy for Mark Frechette, a non-actor whose actions in life mirror a film role. He remains suspended between stardom and oblivion,...
Posted: January 5, 2017, 2:00 am
Posted: January 5, 2017, 1:58 am
Director: Kain Baigent
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A CBX will never make a race bike
Posted: December 10, 2016, 12:50 am
Director: Henry Hobson
Cinematographer: Lukas Ettlin
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A teenage girl in the Midwest becomes infected by an outbreak of a disease that slowly turns the infected into cannibalistic zombies. During her transformation, her loving father stays by her side.
Posted: December 10, 2016, 12:32 am
Director: Oren Moverman
Cinematographer: Bobby Bukowski
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Set in 1999 Los Angeles, veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, works to take care of his family, and struggles for his own survival.
Posted: December 6, 2016, 6:21 am
Director: Danny Boyle
Cinematographer: Alwin H. Küchler
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Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.
Posted: December 6, 2016, 5:52 am
Director: Jon Favreau
Cinematographer: Matthew Libatique
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After being held captive in an Afghan cave, a billionaire engineer creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.
Posted: November 30, 2016, 11:30 pm
Director: David Yates
Cinematographer: Henry Braham
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Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.
Posted: November 30, 2016, 11:24 pm
Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson
Cinematographer: Michael Barrett
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Six years after their Guantanamo Bay adventure, stoner buds Harold Lee and Kumar Patel cause a holiday fracas by inadvertently burning down Harold's father-in-law's prize Christmas tree.
Posted: November 28, 2016, 4:45 am
Director: Richard Bakewell, Lale Arpaci
Cinematographer: Chun Ming Huang
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A good mother would never hurt her children, at least not intentionally.
Posted: November 27, 2016, 10:51 pm
Director: Carroll Ballard
Cinematographer: Caleb Deschanel

A father and daughter decide to attempt to lead a flock of orphaned Canada Geese south by air.
Posted: November 26, 2016, 11:38 pm
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Cinematographer: John Alcott

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
Posted: November 26, 2016, 10:22 pm
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Cinematographer: Matthew Libatique
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A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature.
Posted: November 23, 2016, 11:59 pm
Director: Gregory Caruso
Cinematographer: Gus Bendinelli

Four best friends search for a legendary jazz musician on Central Avenue, Los Angeles in 1959.
Posted: November 23, 2016, 11:31 pm
Director: Chauncey Alan
Cinematographer: Gina Ferrer
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God only knows what I'd do without you.
Posted: November 20, 2016, 11:42 pm
Director: Adrian Nava
Cinematographer: Adrian Nava

The Chicano gang life and a young man's search for redemption after his friend is murdered. Based on a true story.
Posted: November 19, 2016, 3:06 am
Director: Werner Herzog
Cinematographer: Peter Zeitlinger

Werner Herzog's exploration of the Internet and the connected world.
Posted: November 19, 2016, 3:00 am
Director: John T. Kretchmer, Rob Spera, Joanna Kerns, Chris Peppe, Kevin Dowling, James Bruce, Allison Liddi-Brown, Carl Lawrence Ludwig, John Terlesky, Glenn Kershaw, Lloyd Ahern II, Emile Levisetti, Brian McNamara, Stephen Gyllenhaal, Melanie Mayron, Jeff Melman, Perry Lang, Patrick R. Norris, Peter Werner, Gloria Muzio, Christine Moore, Alex Shevchenko, Michael Lange, Ben Younger, Tim Hunter, Tawnia McKiernan, Tom Verica, Donna Deitch, Matia Karrell, Anna Foerster, Thom Rainey, Susan E. Walter, Debbie Allen, Kelli Williams
Cinematographer: Robert LaBonge, Lloyd Ahern II, Todd McMullen, Frank Perl

Four women and one man share the common bond of loving someone in the U.S. Army.
Posted: November 19, 2016, 2:55 am
Director: Mel Smith
Cinematographer: David Tattersall

In 1939, WBN, a fourth radio network, is about to take to America's airwaves. As if the confusion of the premiere night wasn't enough, Penny Henderson, the owner's secretary, must deal with...
Posted: November 15, 2016, 6:15 am
Director: Scott Derrickson
Cinematographer: Ben Davis
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After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant and conceited surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under her wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.
Posted: November 15, 2016, 6:07 am
Director: Werner Herzog
Cinematographer: Thomas Mauch

The story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an extremely determined man who intends to build an opera house in the middle of a jungle.
Posted: November 15, 2016, 5:27 am
Director: Sean Ellis
Cinematographer: Sean Ellis

Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the WWII mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution and the Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler.
Posted: November 3, 2016, 2:05 am
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Cinematographer: Yutaka Yamazaki

In a small Tokyo apartment, twelve-year-old Akira must care for his younger siblings after their mother leaves them and shows no sign of returning.
Posted: November 3, 2016, 2:03 am
Director: Jakub Havlík
Cinematographer: Jan Výbora

Man suffering severe schizophrenia tries tonight once again to fill void in his personal life. He is not sure if he's using the right means to do it and we can't be either.
Posted: October 30, 2016, 10:00 pm
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Cinematographer: Roger Deakins

When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Posted: October 28, 2016, 11:35 pm
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