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  • Z for Zachariah

    Z for Zachariah

    ★★★

    Revenge of the Nerds

  • Child's Play 2

    Child's Play 2

    ★★★★

    I was wondering why this was so well shot. Stefan Czapsky was also cinematographer on Edward Scissorhands and Matilda. The guy's style is perfectly suited for a fairy tale. Many times a scene begins focused upon an object only to execute a pull out or a pan that forces us to reassess the scale of the world in a manner which faithfully conveys a child's vantage. The POV sequences do the same, both through the eyes of Chucky and Andy.…

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  • Blackhat

    Blackhat

    ★★★

    A little over two decades ago, an avant-garde filmmaking movement started by two Danish directors intended to take power back from the studio system spurred the creation of some of the first feature films to be shot digitally, all with consumer grade equipment.

    A little over a decade ago, Michael Mann's Collateral paved the way for mainstream films to be shot digitally, this time using equipment far more suitable for the job.

    Since 2008, the Academy Award for Best Cinematography has been awarded exclusively to films shot digitally.

    None of them look better than this.

  • 21 Bridges

    21 Bridges

    ½

    Copaganda