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Failure Was in Stage Lighting
"...others suffered some malfunction … that did nothing." The lighting in the dresses did, in fact, light up properly..."

Aug. 27, 2012 Postmarks

New Drive-In Cinemas Lighting Up Austin
The movies you want to see with the social distancing you demand
"...rather than using their existing permanent cinema, they'll be lighting up a 36-foot inflated screen on a parking lot..."

Aug. 28, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Luv Doc Recommends: John Aielli’s Capitol Tree Lighting & Holiday Sing-Along
Capitol Grounds, Saturday, December 2, 2006
"...Aielli Saturday night for his holiday sing-along and tree lighting ceremony at the Capitol. John was born around the..."

Dec. 1, 2006 Column by The Luv Doc

Paramount Theatre Blade Lighting

Sept. 24, 2015 Photo Gallery

Low Lighting
Soderbergh flickers into retirement with 'Behind the Candelabra'

May 24, 2013 Screens Feature by Patrick Courtney

Lighting a Fuse
Critics see Big Brother in proposed data-sharing center

Aug. 14, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Lighting That's Class-y (This Is Not About Dreamgirls)

Oct. 30, 2007 Design Post by Andy Campbell

The King is Alive
"...is absolutely gorgeous, though also aggravatingly under-lit (4. Artificial lighting is not acceptable). There's some impressive acting here from..."

June 1, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Element of Crime
"...here's a chance to catch a master of bizarre lighting and film stock experimentation at an early point in..."

March 29, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Chalk
"...shots are perfectly framed and drenched in sumptuously smoky lighting and backlit neon, which on the face of things..."

July 30, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Half Magic
Heather Graham turns director in empowerment comedy
"...Angelenas wish for sexual, romantic, and personal fulfillment by lighting special candles they hope will illuminate the way to..."

Feb. 23, 2018 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Hero
Sam Elliott plays a cowboy actor dying of cancer
"...to deal with the prospect of mortality by endlessly lighting up joint after joint (there’s a lot of drug..."

June 23, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Viva
A hairdresser finds his true self in a shabby Havana drag bar
"...bar prominently featured in Viva. For all its bad lighting and secondhand decor, however, the nightclub is a place..."

June 17, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Far From the Madding Crowd
This Thomas Hardy adaptation is a reflection of our times
"...Prejudice. They are decorous, deferential to landscapes and lamp lighting, and more cerebral, more circumspect, in their passions. (Schlesinger’s..."

May 8, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Lazarus Effect
Medical students try to bring the dead back to life.
"...PG-13-worthy restraint. With the characters now confined to their lighting-averse lab (in keeping with Blumhouse’s business model of churning..."

March 6, 2015 Movie Review by William Goss

Help the Vortex Shine On
One more day to help fund the theatre's new lighting system
"...enough in a human's lifetime, but in a theatre lighting system's, it's Methuseluh territory. So the Vortex Repertory Company..."

Feb. 13, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Beyond the Black Rainbow
Visually striking but completely nuts, this filmmaking debut received a Special Jury Award for Boldness of Vision at last year's Fantastic Fest.
"...to lay on us. Color filters, bizarre compositions, and lighting distortions combine with the sound-wavy soundtrack and acutely protracted..."

June 8, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Insidious
Insidious, from the original Saw team, lacks thrills and originality.
"...rickety, spring-loaded, papier-mâché variety, heavily daubed with garish fright lighting and bargain-basement "gotcha" moments – which is odd because..."

April 1, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Ugly Truth
In this formulaic battle of the sexes, no one will be mistaking Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler for Hepburn and Tracy.
"...workmanlike at best; the staging underserves the story, the lighting washes out the characters, and the makeup does the..."

July 24, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Hannah Takes the Stairs
The naturalistic indie talker unhurriedly follows a young woman through her days and nights – Nerf-ball games at work, waiting for the bus, and a series of relationships fueled by “chronic dissatisfaction.”
"...slump on ratty futons and improvise self-consciously in natural lighting – and it is not for everyone. The budget..."

Oct. 26, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The Hills Have Eyes II
This sequel to last year’s remake is as witless and simpleminded as the irradiated humanoids that serve as the franchise’s bad guys.
"...are barely visible on the screen as the inadequate lighting in the tunnels and caves makes everything look dim..."

March 30, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Edmond
William H. Macy stars in this film penned by David Mamet about one man's long night's journey of the soul.
"...is Mamet World: an urban jungle of garish neon lighting and gutter-mouthed bigots and con men, whose language reeks..."

Sept. 29, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Secuestro Express
This Venezuelan film about the kidnappings that are endemic in Caracas bursts with stylish technique and gruesome tension.
"...Avellán, is jam-packed with camera tricks: speeded-up action, artificial lighting, extreme compositions and close-ups, jazzy edits and split screens,..."

Oct. 21, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Italian for Beginners
"...shooting hand-held and digitally and using only in situ lighting and sound. However, nothing about any of the Dogme..."

April 12, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tomcats
"...a textbook example of bad editing, set design, and lighting, with washed out skin-tones, hideously clashing color palettes, and..."

March 30, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Taboo
"...(a frequent collaborator of Alan Rudolph), who uses diffuse lighting and graceful long takes to draw a bead on..."

Feb. 23, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Goya in Bordeaux
"...Goya in Bordeaux revels in Storaro's magisterial touch and lighting sorcery, which prove particularly apt when portraying the last..."

Nov. 17, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The City (La Ciudad)
"...perfection of the photographic images, the editorial use of lighting and camera angles, and the obvious swell of music..."

Dec. 10, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tango
"...bask for two hours in the wizardry of Storaro's lighting and camerawork is a delight that should be seized..."

March 26, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

She's All That
On a bet, a high school jock turns a plain-looking girl into a prom queen.
"...That is as dull and droning as the fluorescent lighting in your old study hall...."

Feb. 5, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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