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Collateral
Michael Mann returns to his stock-and-trade: the glossy, kinetic crime thriller, this time starring Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx.
"...fleet, street-level, and energetic. He indulges in lavish aerial photography of the downtown high-rises and films Cruise in a..."

Aug. 6, 2004 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Dawn of the Dead
It's hard to keep a good zombie down.
"...and confused like bipedal Happy Meals. Snyder’s director of photography, Matthew F. Leonetti, has shot the whole crimson mess..."

March 26, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
An affectionate parody of 1950s sci-fi movies, The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra spoofs ’til it poops out.
"...sell-by date. On the plus side, the crisp black-and-white photography (courtesy of Kevin Jones) flawlessly matches that of its..."

Feb. 20, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Wings
"...but the film’s real highlight is its spectacular aerial photography...."

Jan. 22, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Chop Suey
"...a documentary, Chop Suey is a primer on 20th-century photography, a celebration of American celebrity, a biographical sketch of..."

Jan. 18, 2002 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Habana Viejo
Two photography books recall a city that has fallen apart.
"...to wrack and ruin -- he has described his photography as "archeology"; among his other titles is a photo..."

Dec. 14, 2001 Books Feature by Dick Holland

The Man Who Cried
"...help matters. On the plus side, famed director of photography Sacha Vierny (Belle de Jour, most Peter Greenaway films)..."

June 8, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Rollercoaster
"...big things working for it (as did Kids): the photography and the cast of kids. The film is remarkably..."

March 23, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Taboo
"...never a shortage of atmosphere, largely due to the photography of Toyomichi Kurita (a frequent collaborator of Alan Rudolph),..."

Feb. 23, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Natural Selection
This locally shot black comedy examines the bizarre feedback loop that exists among celebrity psychopaths, the increasingly tabloidized mainstream news media, and, not least, our own bad selves.
"...Odom are working at cross purposes with director of photography Rhet Bear, whose fiendishly inventive conjury of classic creepo..."

Feb. 4, 2000 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Head On
"...take-no-prisoners panache and pace; this film moves. Director of photography Jaems Grant uses gobs of hand-held, close-up camerawork to..."

Oct. 22, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Finding North
"...Café Noir and some fine camerawork by director of photography Michael Barrett (who manages somehow to make Denton appear..."

Oct. 15, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Eel
"...relies heavily on some breathtaking camerawork by director of photography Shigeru Komatsubara. Like watercolors on rice paper, The Eel..."

Nov. 20, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Enemy of the State
"...off as shameless plundering, however, Scott, debuting director of photography Dan Mindel, and writer David Marconi (The Harvest) have..."

Nov. 20, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Knock Off
"...UT-schooled Hark pull out all the stops with stop-motion photography, manic pans and zooms, dim ambient lighting, and calculatedly..."

Sept. 11, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Pi
"...chases, heated battles, and shady underworld figures. Director of photography Matthew Libatique invests the film with a heady, disorienting..."

July 31, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Fallen Angels
Shot as a companion piece to Chungking Express, this film captures Wong Kar-Wai's fascination with young urban pilgrims and their nocturnal wanderings and cinematographer Christopher Doyle's narcotizing wizardry with light and color.
"...So is the visual setting created by director of photography Christopher Doyle -- a fathomless opium reverie of pooling..."

April 10, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Lewis & Clark & George
"...fools. With the help of his gifted director of photography Michael Mayers (Spanking the Monkey) and Austin-based production designer..."

Feb. 13, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Commandments
"...Slawomir Idziak's (Blue, The Double Life of Veronique) moody photography. But its slick packaging and dependable cast can't save..."

May 16, 1997 Movie Review by Alison Macor

Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation ’97
"...roughly 20 artists who use processes ranging from stop-motion photography to digital rendering to traditional cel animation. Most of..."

Jan. 24, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

The Leopard Son
"...also shot most of the footage himself. Admittedly, the photography is stunning to observe, particularly the revealing close-up work..."

Nov. 1, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Chamber
"...Ross, At Close Range) is assured, Ian Baker's wide-screen photography is handsome, Carter Burwell's score is appropriately melancholy, and..."

Oct. 11, 1996 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco
"...heartfelt, and sapient script, some sensational scenery, and top-notch photography. When the intrepid trio of animals faced the daunting..."

March 15, 1996 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

Dead Presidents
"...much to admire in Dead Presidents: Lisa Rinzler's moody photography, the top-flight soundtrack (which, beyond its primo selection of..."

Oct. 13, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

The Big Green
"...desperate when resorting to ridiculous hallucinations and silly sped-up photography to get laughs, and it's at its best when…..."

Oct. 6, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Shaolin Kung Fu Mystagogue
"...removed just to “speed up” the action) and trick photography anticipate the outrageous goings-on of more recent popular efforts..."

Oct. 6, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Nadja
"...way of Salem's Lot. Cinematographer Jim Denault's faultless black-and-white photography perfectly captures the edgy hopelessness that surrounds Nadja's (un)life..."

Sept. 29, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Art for Teachers of Children
"...his involvement with her. In fact, his interest in photography and teaching her how to take pictures initially provide..."

Sept. 22, 1995 Movie Review by Alison Macor

The Tie That Binds
"...The Tie That Binds, but there is some stylish photography on display, and Graeme Revell's score has its moments..."

Sept. 15, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

The Legend of Zipang
"...results in some rather slapdash effects work and stumbling photography, it doesn't really hamper the high spirits of this..."

Sept. 15, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

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