Browse Articles by Daniel Eagan

Filmmaker Spotlight: Mosul Director Matthew Michael Carnahan

November 2020
Filmmaker Spotlight: <em>Mosul</em> Director Matthew Michael Carnahan

A SWAT team combs war-torn city streets looking for ISIS fighters in Mosul, streaming on Netflix starting November 26. Based on a true story, and starring an all-Arab cast led by Suhail Dabbach and Adam Bessa, the film unfolds over a single day of relentless firefights and sniper attacks. It’s the directing debut for... »

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EnergaCamerimage: Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Philippe Rousselot, ASC, AFC

November 2020
EnergaCamerimage: Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Philippe Rousselot, ASC, AFC

This year, the EnergaCamerimage International Film Festival presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Philippe Rousselot, ASC, AFC. In a career stretching back fifty years, Rousselot has worked with a wide range of directors, including John Boorman, Neil Jordan, Tim Burton, Stephen Frears, David Yates, and Miloš Forman. He received an Oscar for his cinematography work... »

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Posted in Awards, Camera, Events, Featured, Film, Interviews |

Film Showcase: Filmmaker Francis Lee Talks about Making Ammonite

November 2020
Film Showcase: Filmmaker Francis Lee Talks about Making <em>Ammonite</em>

Underappreciated during her lifetime, Mary Anning made important contributions to paleontology in the late Nineteenth Century. In Ammonite, writer and director Francis Lee imagines her later career, when she struggled with poverty and isolation. The Neon release opened in theaters November 13. In Lee’s script, Anning searches for fossils while scouring the rocky beaches near Lyme... »

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Posted in Awards, Contender Portfolios, Featured, Film, Interviews |

Doc Showcase: Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer’s Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds

November 2020
Doc Showcase: Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer’s <em> Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds</em>

A meteor streaks across the Siberian sky, captured by startled drivers’ dashboard cameras. That eerie sight is one of many you will encounter in Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds, a movie that explores how meteorites have shaped life on our planet. It’s part of this season’s slate of Apple Original documentaries, now available on Apple... »

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Crafts Spotlight: The Queen’s Gambit Editor Michelle Tesoro, ACE

November 2020
Crafts Spotlight: <em>The Queen’s Gambit</em> Editor Michelle Tesoro, ACE

An orphaned chess prodigy struggles with personal issues in The Queen’s Gambit, a seven-episode series currently streaming on Netflix that’s written and directed by Scott Frank (A Walk Among the Tombstones). This is the third time Frank has collaborated with editor Michelle Tesoro, ACE, after the FX pilot, Hoke, and Godless, a 2017 Western... »

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Posted in Editing, Featured, Interviews, Television |

Composer Steven Price on Making Music for Over the Moon

October 2020
Composer Steven Price on Making Music for <em>Over the Moon</em>

A young girl sets off on a magical adventure in Over the Moon, an animated musical streaming on Netflix starting October 23. Directed by Academy Award-winning animator Glen Keane, the movie takes its inspiration from Chinese tales about Chang’e, an immortal moon goddess. “It’s like the Chinese version of Father Christmas,” according to Steven... »

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Posted in Animation, Composers, Featured, Film |

Filmmaker Mark Williams on the Challenges Making Honest Thief

October 2020
Filmmaker Mark Williams on the Challenges Making <em>Honest Thief</em>

In Honest Thief, an Open Road release opening in theaters on October 16, Liam Neeson plays Tom Carter, a bank robber trying to make amends. When Carter confesses his crimes to the FBI, it unleashes a desperate chase after $9 million with Carter the prime suspect in a murder. Set in Boston, the movie also... »

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Artist Spotlight: Elliot Goldenthal on Scoring The Glorias

September 2020
Artist Spotlight: Elliot Goldenthal on Scoring <em>The Glorias</em>

Four different performers (Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, and Lulu Wilson) portray Gloria Steinem in The Glorias, Julie Taymor‘s biopic about the renowned feminist. For composer Elliot Goldenthal, that meant finding musical themes to tie together a narrative that stretches over two continents and several decades. After premiering at Sundance this past... »

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Rising Sun Pictures’ Tim Crosbie on Visual FX for The Eight Hundred

September 2020
Rising Sun Pictures’ Tim Crosbie on Visual FX for <em>The Eight Hundred</em>

Since it opened in Asia on August 21, The Eight Hundred has earned close to $300 million. On its second weekend, it out-grossed Tenet‘s global opening weekend of $53 million. Directed and co-written by Guan Hu, it is the first Chinese feature shot in digital IMAX. In commanding detail and intensity, the movie plays... »

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Posted in Crafts, Featured, Film, Postproduction, Visual FX |

EMMY WATCH 2020: The Handmaid’s Tale Production Designer Elisabeth Williams

August 2020
EMMY WATCH 2020: <em>The Handmaid’s Tale</em> Production Designer Elisabeth Williams

The extent of Gilead’s power is never more apparent than in the transformed Washington, D.C. capital seen in “Household.” An episode from the third season of Hulu‘s A Handmaid’s Tale, it shows in vivid detail the aftermath of the United States’ conversion from democracy to a religion-based dictatorship. It was nominated for Outstanding Production... »

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