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Season Changing Cinematography in Little Fires Everywhere

July 13, 2020 | By
Season Changing Cinematography in <em>Little Fires Everywhere</em>

When cinematographer Trevor Forrest was appointed to shoot Celeste Ng’s novel Little Fires Everywhere for the screen with series creator Liz Tigelaar, he drew from his personal experience of living in Shelter Island in the Hamptons of New York state as the seasonal weather changes from the beautiful summer days to the freezing winter... »

The Editing in Mrs. America’s “Houston”

July 9, 2020 | By
The Editing in <em>Mrs. America’s “Houston” </em>

Mrs. America is an FX original limited series created by Dahvi Waller and tells the story of the movement known as the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in the 1970s with an unexpected opposition from conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly (Cate Blanchett). The series depicts the major ERA players with a star-studded cast in Gloria Steinem... »

Intimate Cinematography Captured in Normal People

July 3, 2020 | By
Intimate Cinematography Captured in <em>Normal People</em>

Normal People is a Hulu original series based on the novel by Irish author and screenwriter Sally Rooney. The story is set in Ireland and follows the complicated, but intimate relationship between two distinct people in Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell (Paul Mescal) as they intersect through each other’s romantic lives during their time... »

Nanette Burstein Unveils the Hillary You Didn’t Know

July 2, 2020 | By
Nanette Burstein Unveils the <em>Hillary</em> You Didn’t Know

When she undertook a film about 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, documentary filmmaker Nanette Burstein realized there was vastly more material at her disposal than she could compress into a standard-length feature film. “Very quickly, I knew it was going to be a docuseries,” Burstein said of the eventual manifestation of the project. “When... »

The Gripping Cinematography in Defending Jacob

July 1, 2020 | By
The Gripping Cinematography in <em>Defending Jacob</em>

Defending Jacob is an Apple TV+ original limited series based on the 2012 New York Times best-seller by novelist William Landay with Mark Bomback as the creator and showrunner. This gripping series follows 14-year-old Jacob Barber (Jaeden Martell) as he is suspected of murdering a fellow schoolmate. Assistant district attorney Andy (Chris Evans) and... »

18th Century Magnificent Production Design in The Great

June 30, 2020 | By
18th Century Magnificent Production Design in <em>The Great</em>

The Great is a Hulu original series created by Tony McNamara. It is loosely based on Catherine the Great and tabbed as “an occasionally true story” by having true concepts mixed in with a comedic farcical slant. The series follows the arrival of outsider Catherine (Elle Fanning) as she has an arranged marriage with... »

Amy Adrion Presents Half the Picture

June 29, 2020 | By
Amy Adrion Presents <em>Half the Picture</em>

After going to graduate school for directing at UCLA, Amy Adrion struggled to get breaks in motion pictures when she discovered that the ACLU began an investigation into systemic discrimination against women directors in Hollywood. “It seemed like maybe something could change,” Adrion noted. “I wanted to document that.” Producing the project with her... »

Perceptive Editing in Little Fires Everywhere

June 29, 2020 | By
Perceptive Editing in Little Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere is a Hulu limited series based on the 2017 best-selling novel from author Celeste Ng and created and developed by showrunner Liz Tigelaar. The show follows well-off journalist and landlord Elena Richardson (Reese Witherspoon) as she leads her picture-perfect family of 4 teenagers and husband in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Elena’s perfect... »

Contender: Director Jay Roach Bombshell

December 13, 2019 | By
Contender: Director Jay Roach <em>Bombshell</em>

Having directed the recent politically-oriented dramas Recount, Game Change, Trumbo, and All the Way, Jay Roach was naturally offered the Fox News-based drama Bombshell, releasing today. “You only get offered the things that you’ve already done,” Roach revealed of Hollywood’s classic preferences. “I do just have a strong desire to figure out what happened... »

The Surreal Sound in US

December 3, 2019 | By
The Surreal Sound in <em>US</em>

After the acclaimed hit Get Out, writer/director Jordan Peele followed up with yet another horror/thriller masterpiece in US. US follows Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o) as she experienced a horrific traumatic incident at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk as a young girl. Years later, she has returned to the beachfront house accompanied by her husband,... »