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The ending of Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet,’ explained

Christopher Nolan’s latest spy movie, “Tenet,” is a mind-bending action thriller starring John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki and Kenneth Branagh. Much like Nolan’s previous hits “Inception” and “Memento,” it plays with concepts of time and does not follow a linear narrative. So it’s no wonder audiences have been […]
The ending of Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet,’ explained
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How Pixar created a perfect animated romance scene in ‘Wall-E’

There is one particular scene early on in “Wall-E” where Wall-E first shows Eve his home. This scene looks different from all previous Pixar films and most other feature-length animated movies. This is thanks to legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins, who worked as a visual consultant on the film. After consulting […]
How Pixar created a perfect animated romance scene in ‘Wall-E’
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Why music videos look like food commercials

In March 2017, Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble” video exploded on YouTube, and film fans flooded the platform with tips on how to achieve his camera-whipping effect on a lower budget. Music-video studios began reaching out to Camera Control, the company that licensed and helped program the cinebots for the “Humble” video […]
Why music videos look like food commercials
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How movie theatres are ruining your movie

Movie theatres aren’t doing enough to ensure that their audience is seeing a movie the way it is meant to be seen. Many theatres have little quality control over things like screen masking and projector brightness, and it has begun to hurt the moviegoing experience. We talked with two projection […]
How movie theatres are ruining your movie
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11 rising cinematographers taking over Hollywood

If the director is the most important crew member on set, in most cases the cinematographer is the second-most important. A skilled director of photography can turn a mediocre movie suddenly into a critical darling or a good movie into an Oscar contender. But unlike directors, who can have a […]
11 rising cinematographers taking over Hollywood
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How one trilogy ruined action movies forever

Action films have a long tradition of its own. The genre often feels as though it was made for cinema, a medium designed to capture movement and momentum. And for some time, nothing really changed with how action movies were shot, until recently. Using director Doug Liman and Paul Greengrass’ […]
How one trilogy ruined action movies forever