A Good Person
Costume Design

A Good Person Costume Designer Tere Duncan on Outfitting Florence Pugh and Reflecting Her Character Arc Through Clothing

In A Good Person, the latest film from Writer-Director Zach Braff, Allison (Florence Pugh) endures a tragedy that causes her to retreat within herself and grapple with opioid addiction. She gradually comes out of her shell as she reconnects with Daniel (Morgan Freeman), the man who was supposed to be her father-in-law, and his granddaughter, Ryan (Celeste O’Connor). Below the Line recently spoke with the film’s Costume Designer, Tere Duncan, about […]

Peter Devlin

CAS Career Achievement Award Honoree Peter Devlin on Any Given Sunday, Star Trek‘s “Creaky” Enterprise, and 1930s Sound Technique

The Cinema Audio Society will bestow its Career Achievement Award on Peter Devlin at the 59th CAS Awards this coming weekend. A five-time Oscar nominee for his work as a Production Sound Mixer on Pearl Harbor, Transformers, Star Trek, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and, most recently, Black Panther, Devlin has been working consistently for more than three decades across film and television. In announcing Devlin’s honor, CAS President Karol Urban […]

The White Lotus

The White Lotus DP Xavier Grobet on Shooting in Sicily, Reteaming With Mike White, and Recreating Antonioni

Season 2 of HBO’s The White Lotus turned out to be just as popular as Season 1, picking up numerous awards and earning a quick, unsurprising renewal for a third installment. With the exception of Jennifer Coolidge and Jon Gries, Season 2 featured an all-new cast including Michael Imperioli, Aubrey Plaza, Theo James, and F. Murray Abraham, and it also introduced a new Director of Photography in Xavier Grobet. The […]

Tulsa King

Tulsa King Stunt Coordinator Freddie Poole on Doubling Sylvester Stallone, Planning Car Chases, and Getting His Start With Chuck Norris

The Paramount+ series Tulsa King stars Sylvester Stallone as a mobster who is newly released from prison and summarily exiled from New York to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where violence quickly finds him. The crime drama required extensive stunt work for its many action sequences, and, fortunately, they had just the right man for the job, as Freddie Poole has been working as Stallone’s stunt double for the past decade and change […]

Fairyland movie

Fairyland Review: Another Stellar Emilia Jones Performance Highlights This Moving Father-Daughter Drama

Children grow up with all different kinds of role models. Strict parents insist on respect and adherence to rules from their offspring, while more relaxed guardians may treat their younger relatives more as friends or peers. Both approaches can have mixed results, depending on the temperament of all parties and the environments in which they are raised. For Alysia Abbott, her father’s unique style left a distinct impression, one movingly […]

Drift movie

Drift Review: A Melancholy Examination of Trauma Featuring a Compelling Turn From Cynthia Erivo

“I know what you mean” and “I get what you’re going through” are statements that are meant to express support for someone else but most often serve to undermine the significance and specificity of a person’s experience. Without having been there, it’s not really possible to truly relate. Drift presents a scenario in which one woman is recovering from a devastating ordeal without seeking the support of anyone else, understandably […]

Shortcomings movie

Shortcomings Review: Randall Park’s Directorial Debut Delivers a Very Different Asian-American Story

Every culture wants to see itself reflected positively and accurately onscreen, but that doesn’t always happen. In its opening moments, Shortcomings parodies the way in which Asians are typically portrayed in cinema before zooming out to reveal that it’s all part of a film ripe for mocking by our pretentious protagonist Ben (Justin H. Min), who has more than a few things to say about it and can’t stop himself […]

You Hurt My Feelings

You Hurt My Feelings Review: Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tobias Menzies Get Honest in Nicole Holofcener’s Decent Marriage Comedy 

Just how important is honesty in a marriage? Lies tend to be most dangerous when the truth is exposed, and that’s not always an inevitability. You Hurt My Feelings amusingly explores what happens when the last person you want to overhear a secret admission does, and what the road back to an open and honest relationship can look like if that element of trust is threatened. Writer-Director Nicole Holofcener (Lovely and Amazing) […]

Cat Person

Cat Person Review: Emilia Jones Is Fantastic in This Strange, Enthralling Dating Story Based on the Viral New Yorker Tale

Dating isn’t easy, and cell phones and the internet have only further complicated what to many is a drawn-out and unpleasant process. It’s possible to analyze the meaning of a text message for hours on end, and some relationships take shape through that form of communication before the phone owners ever meet in real life. Cat Person is a peculiar but resonant story of what might have initially seemed like […]

Avatar: The Way of Water

Avatar: The Way of Water DP Russell Carpenter on Reuniting With James Cameron and the Painful Process of Shooting Underwater

Director James Cameron last worked with Cinematographer Russell Carpenter 25 years ago on Titanic, the Best Picture winner that brought both men individual Oscars as well. Following the success of the first Avatar, which was shot by Mauro Fiore, Cameron decided to reteam with his former director of photography, who first worked with him on True Lies. Carpenter was eager to book a trip to Pandora, where he made tremendous use […]