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Tag Archives: Roger Deakins

The Coen Brothers are back with “Hail, Caesar!”

Just about every other year, more or less like clockwork, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen unleash another film on audiences across the world. Fans of their work will probably be delighted by Hail, Caesar!, which opens this weekend and really resembles some of the most overtly comedic work from the[...]

Hollywood Contenders: Potential nomination morning snubs

As much as we tend to focus on who and what might get in on Oscar nomination morning, there’s also another factor to consider…who and what might wind up missing. Yes, for all but the most locked in of contenders, there’s the chance that a snub might be coming their[...]

Cinematography Race Gives “Sicario”’s Roger Deakins a Chance to Earn Lucky Nomination # 13

Cinematography is perhaps the most revered of cinematic art forms. The reason for this is simple – our films would literally not exist without the camera. From crafting mood and atmosphere to wowing us with the sheer ability to have “pulled off” a shot, cinematographers (also known as directors of[...]

Roger Deakins offers up some of his very best cinematography in “Sicario”

There’s so much talent behind the film Sicario it’s almost scary. You have a cast that includes Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, and Benicio del Toro, along with the supremely talented director Denis Villeneuve at the helm and the legendary DP Roger Deakins handling the cinematography. I’ve seen this movie twice[...]

“Sicario”: Ten Films to see in September

Can you believe it’s September folks? It’s actually now the fall festival season, which means that it’s also officially awards season. I think this month is one of the better ones of the year so far, in terms of new release, though that sort of goes without saying as we[...]

Roger Deakins continues to prove he’s the best cinematographer working today

Over at the Cannes Film Festival, the buzz seems to change each and every single day to the fancy new toy, or in this case…movie. Recently, the big exciting debut was Sicario, which got some of the fest’s best reviews a day or two ago. Chief among the praise was[...]

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[...]

BIRDMAN Wins American Society of Cinematographers Theatrical Award

Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC; Jonathan Freeman, ASC; John Lindley, ASC; and Peter Flinckenberg, FSC earned top honors in the four competitive categories at the 29th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The ceremony took place here tonight at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Lubezki won for[...]

“Unbroken” directed by Angelina Jolie and starring Jack O’Connell is on its way to Oscar gold – Hollywood Film Awards

“Unbroken” directed by Angelina Jolie and starring Jack O’Connell is on its way to Oscar gold. Today, both in New York and Los Angeles, there were screenings for the press and the Screen Actors Guild members. Jack O’Connell was honored at the Hollywood Film Awards last November 14th with [...]

The 2015 Awards Race: Best Picture contenders – Unbroken, Foxcatcher

It’s one thing to read early Academy Award predictions to see what folks like myself think will happen at the end of the year, but it’s another thing entirely to actually know which films will be in contention. To that end, once or twice a week for the next month[...]