Vittorio Storaro on writing with light

Vittorio Storaro on writing with light

The George Eastman Museum this week is celebrating legendary cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, and on Saturday will present him the George Eastman Award, the museum's highest honor

 

Film review: 'The Belko Experiment'

American white collar office workers become the subjects of a sadistic, bloody, social exercise in "The Belko Experiment," a horror movie that has aspirations of satire, but isn't sharp or smart enough to decide what point it's ultimately trying to make. The day begins much like any other at a remote outpost of the Belko Corporation, in Bogotá, Columbia.

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Film review: 'Kong: Skull Island'

"Kong: Skull Island" director Jordan Vogt-Roberts clearly paid attention to the criticisms leveled at Gareth Edwards, whose 2014 "Godzilla" reboot used a less-is-more approach to the massive, atomic lizard. By contrast, Vogt-Roberts gets the human-smashing, monster action going early and often.

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Film review: 'XX'

The latest entry in the recent resurgence of horror anthology, "XX" benefits from an inspired hook: each of its four stories were written and directed by and star women in the lead roles (hence the female chromosome-referencing title). Made in direct response to the lack of opportunities for women filmmakers, particularly in the frequently male-dominated horror genre, the entertaining film has shivers and style to spare.

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Film review: 'Kedi'

Turkish filmmaker Ceyda Torun turns her cameras on the infamous street cats of Istanbul in "Kedi," a charming, warm-hearted documentary tailor-made for cat people (or animal lovers of any stripe). For thousands of years, these mysterious creatures have ruled the streets of Torun's hometown, and in that time they've grown to be an integral part of its citizens lives.

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Film review: 'Logan'

With "Logan," Hugh Jackman makes his (supposedly) final appearance as Logan, a k a Wolverine, a character he's played to perfection for 17 years and across nine "X-Men" films. The third solo outing for Wolverine, this sad, stirring film focuses on the humanity and emotion of its story, making "Logan" a gory and surprisingly affecting elegy for the franchise's most beloved character.

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Film review: 'The Red Turtle'

Directed by Dutch animator Michaël Dudok De Wit, "The Red Turtle" is at first fairly straightforward Robinson Crusoe-like fable about a sailor shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island. But what begins as a simple survival tale slowly grows into something much deeper and more enigmatic as it progresses.

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Film review: 'My Life as a Zucchini'

Dark emotional terrain is contrasted against adorably whimsical style in "My Life as a Zucchini," the lovely stop motion animated film that was one of the five stellar Best Animated Feature nominees at this year's Oscars. After the death of his alcoholic mother, a shy, young boy named Icare (he prefers to go by "Zucchini," the nickname given to him by his mom) is sent to live in a group home.

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Film review: 'A United Kingdom'

A touching historical romance, "A United Kingdom" is inspired by the true story of Seretse Khama, the crown prince of the Bechuanaland Protectorate (later known as Botswana) who unexpectedly fell in love with a white Englishwoman, Ruth Williams

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Film review: 'Table 19'

It's a relatively clever concept for a comedy: a group of strangers meet when they're assigned to the "randoms" table at an acquaintance's wedding (reserved for courtesy invites no one actually expected to attend). As the day wears on, the band of misfit guests forge an unlikely bond, enlisting one another's help as they each face down their own personal crises.

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Live blog: Oscars 2017

Join CITY's film critic, Adam Lubitow, for a live blog during the 2017 Academy Awards broadcast on Sunday, February 26. The red carpet pre-show starts at 7 p.m., and the ceremony begins at approximately 8:30 p.m.

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