Month: February 2015

2015 Oscars Challenge: [16] Mr. Turner – Best Original Score

“MR. TURNER” FROM “MR. TURNER” Gary Yershon The score in “Mr. Turner” is the equivalent of giving a nomination to good elevator music. Not to say Gary Yershon’s score is bad, by any means, in fact it fits the period piece nature of the film perfectly, but that being said, there are multiple composers every year that put out similar original scores, offering to … Read More 2015 Oscars Challenge: [16] Mr. Turner – Best Original Score

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2015 Oscars Challenge: [16] Mr. Turner – Best Costume Design

JACQUELINE DURRAN “Mr. Turner” Producing the costumes for an entire set during the production of a period piece has to be overwhelming. Not only does everyone have to fit the era, but they also have to be presented in a way that is accepted by the viewing public. The costumes must stand out in some pleasant way that causes one to follow along the … Read More 2015 Oscars Challenge: [16] Mr. Turner – Best Costume Design

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2015 Oscars Challenge: [16] Mr. Turner – Best Cinematography

  DICK POPE “Mr. Turner” Watching the cinematography of Dick Pope in “Mr. Turner” is not that different from viewing the paintings of the title character. The composition of each shot comes off like Turner’s paintings, capturing the nature around the title character with a grandeur that elevates the film as a whole. Along the same lines as Robert Yeoman’s work on “The Grand … Read More 2015 Oscars Challenge: [16] Mr. Turner – Best Cinematography

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2015 Oscars Challenge: Best Documentary Shorts

CRISIS HOTLINE: VETERANS PRESS 1 || The first short shown in the series, the HBO produced “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1” also set the bar for the shorts to follow. Building suspense with each telephone conversation, the employees at this crisis hotline paint terrifying and sometimes heartbreaking situations, with the veterans on the other line, suffering from PTSD. This being the only crisis hotline … Read More 2015 Oscars Challenge: Best Documentary Shorts

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Tuesday Releases: Dracula Untold, John Wick, & Ouija

FEBRUARY 3RD, 2015 New Releases The ABCs of Death 2 The Best Of Me Dear White People The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby Dracula Untold Exists Hector And The Search For Happiness John Wick Ouija The Overnighters The World Made Straight