Tag Archives: Matthew Libatique

Jodie Foster’s “Money Monster” is a populist thrill ride

To this day, it still bugs me that more people didn’t give Jodie Foster’s previous directorial outing The Beaver a chance. I can understand why it was shunned, having had the misfortune of being released at the height of star Mel Gibson’s unpopularity, but still. Foster and the film deserved[...]

“Straight Outta Compton” is making the case for Oscar consideration

During the end of the summer, any surprise critical and financial success story seems to generate Oscar buzz. Frankly, that’s sort of the case whenever an early year or pre awards season release exceeds expectations. This year however, we have an interesting case to study in the biopic Straight Outta[...]

Roger Deakins: The Ten Best Cinematographers working today

It’s time for a new weekly series folks! Yes, starting today I want to try a new series on for size. Much like how I looked at the best winners in almost every Academy Award field, I want to now turn my attention towards individuals (specifically those active in the[...]

Oscars®: Noah – What’s up with the 2015 Awards Race

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky Written by: Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel Main Cast: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Ray Winstone, Douglas Booth, Marton Csokas, Nick Nolte, Mark Margolis, and Frank Langella Past Oscar relations: Crowe won Best Actor for Gladiator and has two other acting nominations, Hopkins won[...]

“Social Network,” “Black Swan,” “True Grit” picked by cinematographers

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The American Society of Cinematographers announced its nominees for its annual awards. Often an accurate predictor for the five reserved Oscar slots, the ASC this year went with: – Black Swan (Matthew Libatique) – Inception (Wally Pfister) – The King’s Speech (Danny Cohen) – The Social Network (Jeff Cronenweth) – True[...]