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The 14 Greatest Science Fiction Movies Of The 21st Century

The last two decades have seen an embarrassment of riches for fans of science fiction. Iconic sci-fi franchises like "Star Wars" and "Planet of the Apes" have returned with some of their greatest installments. Filmmakers like Christopher Nolan, Denis Villeneuve, and Alex Garland have pushed the genre forward with stylish, thought-provoking films that prove there's demand for original science fiction stories as well. Sci-fi now intersects regularly with other genres, including fantasy, action, ho...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, Julianne Moore, Washington, Time, Chappie, Los Angeles, Earth, World, Jake Gyllenhaal, Alfonso Cuarón, Oscar, Tommy Lee Jones, John, Scarlett Johansson, Brad Pitt

Watch Kathryn Bigelow Direct A Scene With The New iPhone

The release of the latest iPhone has been accompanied by the usual fanfare; Apple always does a dramatic rollout for its new product, and the iPhone 13 is no exception. This time, the company has enlisted a couple of filmmakers, who are no stranger to doing dramatizations, to help model the moviemaking possibilities of the iPhone 13.A new video shows Kathryn Bigelow, the Oscar-winning director of "The Hurt Locker," and Greig Fraser, the Oscar-nominated cinematographer of "Lion," using the iPhone...
Tags: Apple, Movies, News, Steven Soderbergh, Kathryn Bigelow, Point Break, Fraser, Roger Deakins, Bigelow, Ben Pearson, Deakins, SlashFilm, Greig Fraser, Lulu Wang, James Deakins, Kathryn Bigelow the Oscar

The Shawshank Redemption 4K Review: The Masterpiece Dazzles in 4K

The Shawshank Redemption remains one of the all-time great films. Everyone knows this. Really, there’s not much more that can be said about Frank Darabont’s astonishing 1994 masterpiece that hasn’t been said already. Everything about the flick, namely the thoughtful screenplay (adapted from Stephen King’s short story), wonderful performances, solid direction, and beautiful Thomas Newman score, combine to deliver a monumental cinematic achievement that has yet to reveal any signs of wear and tear...
Tags: Drama, Movies, 4K Reviews, Frank Darabont, Morgan Freeman, Movie Features, Movie News, Movie Reviews, The Shawshank Redemption, Tim Robbins

50 years of film with NFTS and Google Arts & Culture

What do Wallace and Gromit, Blade Runner and We Need to Talk About Kevin all have in common? Answer: they were each made possible by alumni from the prestigious National Film and Television School based in Beaconsfield, UK. The National Film and Television School (NFTS) is an internationally respected institution for education and creativity, launching the careers of many directors, producers, cinematographers, animators and more. Many of whom have gone on to become household names, and earn mul...
Tags: Google, London, Digital, Jim Broadbent, Helena Bonham Carter, Beeban Kidron, Richard Madden, Jon Wardle, Kevin, Wallace, British Film Institute, Roger Deakins, Arts & Culture, National Film and Television School, David Yates, National Film and Television School NFTS

The Daily Stream: The Vast Of Night Is A Hidden Gem That Uses A Radio Drama Style To Tell UFO Stories

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they've been watching, why it's worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Movie: "The Vast of Night"Where You Can Stream It: Amazon Prime VideoThe Pitch: A small-town disc jockey and a switchboard operator in '50s New Mexico receive strange calls and pick up an audio signal that might herald an alien presence in the skies overhead. It's a night when most of the town is at a high school basketball game,...
Tags: Movies, Orson Welles, New Mexico, Ray, Everett, Jill, Art Bell, Roger Deakins, WINSTON, SlashFilm, Andrew Patterson, Sierra mccormick, James Deakins, Team deakins, Everett Sloan Jake Horowitz, Fay Crocker

The 20 Best Westerns Of All Time

Since the earliest days of cinema, westerns have been one of Hollywood's favorite genres. 1908's "The Great Train Robbery" was one of the most successful early films, while 1939's "Stagecoach" kicked off a golden age of westerns that lasted until the mid-20th century, making stars out of actors like Gary Cooper, James Stewart, Robert Mitchum, Henry Fonda, Glenn Ford, and Walter Brennan.While thought of as a hallmark of American movies, international westerns grew in popularity, too. European fil...
Tags: Vince Gilligan, Hollywood, Texas, Movies, Washington, Neil Young, Ford, Clint Eastwood, Arizona, Marlon Brando, Stanley Kubrick, Kansas, John Wayne, Beatty, Bill, Jackson

Upcoming Netflix Original Movies You Need To Know About

In less than a decade, Netflix has transformed from a digital alternative to Blockbuster into one of the most ambitious studios in Hollywood. After Cary Joji Fukunaga's critically acclaimed war epic "Beasts of No Nation" made a splash at award shows in 2015, Netflix has only increased its output of original films. In 2021 alone, Netflix will distribute well over 100 new films alongside their lineup of exclusive shows and docuseries.What makes Netflix such a novelty is that it has entered virtual...
Tags: Hong Kong, Hollywood, Jennifer Lawrence, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dwayne Johnson, Montana, US, Earth, Fbi, Netflix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Bradley Cooper, Michelle Obama, Marilyn Monroe, Leonardo Dicaprio

Vivo Crew Gift – Lithograph + Care Package

With Vivo officially released on Netflix earlier this month, I can finally share some of cool stuff that we got for working on the show ! A little while back I also shared with readers the splendid crew gift that Sony Pictures Animation gave for us completing the production of the animated film The Mitchells Vs The Machines. Vivo, the Lin-Manuel Miranda animated musical that I completed in April earlier this year is also a Sony Pictures Animation film, and the powers that be gave us yet anoth...
Tags: Netflix, Anime, Cuba, Sony Pictures Animation, Vivo, Lin Manuel Miranda, Roger Deakins, Mitchells, Amazon De, Amazon JP, Vivo Andrés, Netflix Monchi Maquette Mitchells, Machines Crew Gift Vivo

Christopher Gates’ Favorite Movies of All Time

So, you don’t know me. Don’t worry. It’s not your fault. I’ve only been part of /Film for about two months, and as Sr. Features Editor, most of my work has been behind the scenes. My team and I have been putting together some fun stuff for all of you, but you haven’t seen any of it yet. Soon, I hope! But I am thrilled to be here, and I’m looking forward to getting to know the /Film community a whole lot better. As such, consider this list a letter of introduction. No, I don’t know what it says ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Hollywood, Movies, Minnesota, Features, Darth Vader, Warner Bros, Jackson, Donald Trump, Gremlins, Fargo, Peter Jackson, George Lucas, Rube Goldberg, Bond, Tolkien

‘Vivo’ Director Kirk DeMicco on the Film’s Evolution, Roger Deakins’ Involvement, and More [Interview]

In the wake of the success of his stage version of In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda started writing songs for Vivo, a movie he pitched to Sony Pictures Animation in 2010. A changing of the guard at the studio meant that the film essentially slipped through the cracks, but after Hamilton became a mega-hit, the new guard at Sony gave it a second look and hired filmmaker Kirk DeMicco (The Croods) to direct. I had the chance to speak with DeMicco over Zoom about finding the movie’s visual style, ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Features, Netflix, Oscar, Sony, Dreamworks, Miami, Dreamworks Animation, Sony Pictures Animation, Hamilton, Vivo, Everglades, James, Buena Vista Social Club, Gabi

Vivo starring Lin-Manuel Miranda | Official Trailer | Netflix

Netflix has released the official trailer for Vivo, an animated musical starring Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton fame, with animation done by Sony Imageworks for Sony Pictures Animation. Check it out below – I started working on this film around June last year after finishing The Mitchells Vs The Machines, and it’s actually the first film project that I was able to complete while working entirely from home, with production wrapping in March earlier this year. I also had the great opportuni...
Tags: Work, Film, Netflix, Movie, Filmmaking, Animation, Anime, Musical, Cuba, Cg, Vfx, Sony Pictures Animation, Cinematography, Hamilton, Vivo, Lin Manuel Miranda

M. Night Shyamalan Movies Ranked From Worst to Best

There’s a new M. Night Shyamalan movie hitting theaters this weekend, which means it’s time for us to look back at his work as a whole. Shyamalan is a polarizing filmmaker, and we’re never going to agree on where all of his films rank, so feel free to disagree with the placement below. That said, over the course of 14 films, Shyamalan has built up a fascinating body of work. It’s not always successful, but it’s almost never boring. Before we go any further, some rules: we’re only ranking Shyama...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, India, Features, Village, James McAvoy, Jaden Smith, Will Smith, Bryce Dallas Howard, Mel Gibson, Paul Giamatti, Joaquin Phoenix, Samuel L Jackson, Steven Spielberg, Devil, Bruce Willis

‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ First Look: Joel Coen Directs Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand in the Legendary Shakespeare Story

Joel Coen is striking out on his own for a change with The Tragedy of Macbeth, a new adaptation of the William Shakespeare play. Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand star in the tale of corrupting ambition, and the flick has just been announced as the opening night film at the 59th New York Film Festival. This news comes with a first-look photo showcasing some stunning, noir-like cinematography from Bruno Delbonnel. The Tragedy of Macbeth First Look I was already all-in on The Tragedy ...
Tags: Apple, Movies, News, Frances Mcdormand, William Shakespeare, Michael Fassbender, Roman Polanski, Lincoln Center, Bronx, Shakespeare, Upper West Side, Marion Cotillard, Justin Kurzel, Macbeth, Denzel Washington, Coen Brothers

The Daily Stream: Despite Its Reputation, ‘The Village’ Might Be M. Night Shyamalan’s Best Movie

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching, why it’s worth checking out, and where you can stream it.) The Movie: The Village Where You Can Stream It: Peacock The Pitch: A small, secluded 19th-century Pennsylvania village is tormented by mysterious monsters lurking in the woods. But there’s a catch. Why It’s Essential Viewing: M. Night Shyamalan has a new movie out this week – Old. And whenever there’s a new M. Night flick on the wa...
Tags: Movies, Features, Pennsylvania, Roger Ebert, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sigourney Weaver, James Newton Howard, Lucius, Roger Deakins, Andrew Wyeth, Shyamalan, Lucius Joaquin Phoenix

CS Recommends Memorial Day Edition: 11-11: Memories Retold, Tigerland & More

Now that we’re heading into Memorial Day weekend, the staff has shared some favorite video games, movies, and television shows to help you figure out how to spend the holiday weekend. In addition to a few war-related narratives, we’ve also gathered a couple of ideas for those looking to escape completely into other worlds over the next few days. Check out our picks for this edition of CS Recommends below! RELATED: Week of May 25 New Releases | Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Tyler Tre...
Tags: Games, Christopher Nolan, Comedy, TV, Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Horror, Michael Bay, Digital, Netflix, TV News, Streaming, Sam Mendes, Colin Farrell, Anime

35 Box Office Flops That Are Actually Worth Watching

British impresario Malcolm McLaren’s headstone reads, “Better a spectacular failure, than a benign success.” So it goes in life and, sometimes, at the movies.Hollywood makes lots of movies. Most of them aren’t good. Sometimes the good ones make money (lots of the bad ones do, too), but then sometimes...they don’t.…Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Robin Williams, Films, It, Netflix, Avatar, Oscar, Warren Beatty, The Godfather, Danny Boyle, Josh Brolin, Chris Hemsworth, Lifehacks, Peter Pan, Edward Norton, Blackhat

The Best Movies Leaving HBO Max in June 2021

We’re approaching the halfway point of 2021, and if part of your New Year’s resolution was to watch the 2006 Robin Williams family comedy RV on HBO Max, I’m sad to say that your window to do that is rapidly closing. Here are some of the best movies leaving HBO Max in June 2021, followed by the complete list of films that are vacating the service next month. The Mask of Zorro This movie is sexy, swashbuckling fun the likes of which Hollywood simply does not make anymore. In an industry obse...
Tags: Hbo, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Abc, Robin Williams, Tim Burton, Brooklyn, Hawaii, Beverly Hills, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Steve, Akron, Julie

The Quarantine Stream: The Team Deakins Podcast is Like a Free Audio Version of Film School

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Podcast: Team Deakins Where You Can Stream It: Apple, Spotify, the usual places podcasts can be heard. The Pitch: Twice a week, Oscar-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins (Blade Runner 2049, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The Shawshank Redemption) and his wife and collaborator James Deakins are joined by a gue...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Features, James, Martin Scorsese, Roger, Roger Deakins, Jesse James, Rodrigo Prieto, Coward Robert Ford, Featured Stories Sidebar, The Quarantine Stream, James Deakins

‘Returnal’ is a Thrilling, Frustrating Science Fiction Video Game That’s Like Playing ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Inside ‘Prometheus’

It’s hard to believe, but true – gaming is still in its infancy. Or at least it’s teenage years. Sometime over the last decade, a brand-new genre dubbed “Roguelike” has emerged, and new release (and PlayStation 5 exclusive) Returnal falls under this label. And it could be loved or loathed, depending on personal taste and preferences.  It’s also a genre foreign to many mainstream gamers. Sure, independent titles such as Hades and The Binding of Isaac have racked up consumer and industry awards...
Tags: Movies, Video Games, Features, Ridley Scott, Citadel, Isaac, Roger Deakins, Housemarque, Roguelike, Featured Stories Sidebar, Seline, Returnal

Sam Mendes Sets Next Film ‘Empire Of Light’ With Olivia Colman at Searchlight

Searchlight Pictures is teaming up with Sam Mendes for his next project “Empire of Light,” which is aiming for a fall 2022 release. The “1917” director has found his leading lady in Oscar winner Olivia Colman. The project is described as a love story set in and around a beautiful old cinema on the South […]
Tags: News, Sam Mendes, Olivia Colman, Roger Deakins, Empire of Lights

Olivia Colman in Talks For Sam Mendes’ Romance Drama Empire of Light

Olivia Colman in talks for Sam Mendes’ romance drama Empire of Light Over a year after the critical and box office success of 1917, acclaimed director Sam Mendes has finally found his next major directing project in the form of a romantic drama film titled Empire of Light. Searchlight Pictures has officially boarded the project, with Academy Award-winning actress Olivia Colman in negotiations to lead the feature. Should the deal push through, Empire of Light will be the British actress’ late...
Tags: UK, England, Movies, Netflix, Sony, Sam Mendes, Olivia Colman, Sam, Maggie Gyllenhaal, South Coast, Pippa, Roger, Mendes, Roger Deakins, Colman, Yorgos Lanthimos

13 films everyone should watch and why—as voted by you

We asked Big Think's readers and staff for their recommendations on films everyone should watch.A collection of fiction and non-fiction works from around the world, these movies will entertain and expand your horizons.The films cover various topics, explore numerous themes, and shed light on several controversial historical events. Ever find yourself unsure of what movie to watch? Have you spent so much time looking at the options on a streaming service that you could have finished a film in the...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Science Fiction, Film, Mexico, Defense, US, War, Earth, Rome, United States, Roger Ebert, Animation, Chile, Italy, Innovation

Gore Verbinski and Roger Deakins Are Working on Two New Animated Movies

Gore Verbinski and legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins worked together on the animated film Rango, and now it looks like the two are reuniting for not one but two new animated features. Verbinski revealed the news himself, although he also remained a little tight-lipped about what we can expect. We know two things for sure: neither animated feature will be a Western, like Rango, but one of them is a musical. Gore Verbinski hasn’t made a film since 2016’s criminally underrated A Cure For ...
Tags: Animation, Gore-Verbinski, Roger Deakins

‘Alien Nation’ Update: Jeff Nichols Turned His Film Remake into a 10-Episode TV Pitch

Jeff Nichols, the filmmaker behind movies like Take Shelter, Mud, and Midnight Special, is one of the best directors who isn’t quite a household name yet. But his next planned project, a big budget remake of the 1988 sci-fi buddy cop film Alien Nation, seemed poised to launch his career to the next level. Unfortunately, that movie ended up becoming a casualty of Disney’s acquisition of Fox, which was a big disappointment – but the project has since mutated into a different form. According to Ni...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Sci-fi, Disney, Los Angeles, Fox, United States, Remakes, Nichols, Adam, Roger Deakins, James Caan, Mandy Patinkin, Jeff Nichols, Film to TV

‘1917’ Cinematographer Roger Deakins, ‘Phantom Thread’ Actor Lesley Manville Recognized With British New Year Honors

“1917” cinematographer Roger Deakins, “Phantom Thread” actor Lesley Manville and “Line of Duty” creator Jed Mercurio are among those in the arts named in Britain’s New Year honors list. Deakins, Oscar winner for “1917” and “Blade Runner 2049,” and Oscar nominated for 13 other movies, has been made a Knight Bachelor for his services to […]
Tags: News, Global, Britain, Roger Deakins, Jed Mercurio, Lesley Manville

New Year honours 2020: citizens awarded for response to pandemic crisis

Among those honoured are health and social care workers, Covid response volunteers, virus experts and fund-raising centenarians Hundreds of key workers and community champions who battled the pandemic have been recognised in the New Year honours list for the UK which celebrates people’s extraordinary response to the Covid-19 crisis.Lewis Hamilton, the Formula One driver, and the cinematographer Roger Deakins are among the celebrities knighted, while the architect David Chipperfield gets the Comp...
Tags: UK, Science, Wales, Communities, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Culture, Lewis Hamilton, Northern Ireland, LGBT rights, Doctors, Humanitarian response, Acting, Public sector careers, British Empire

Cinematographer Roger Deakins, James Deakins on Team Deakins Podcast

Filmmakers all use the same tools, more or less, but do so with endlessly varied methods, says cinematographer Roger Deakins. That idea drove the master cinematographer, who won Academy Awards for Denis Villeneuve’s “Bladerunner 2049” and Sam Mendes’ “1917,” to launch with his wife James Deakins the buzzy behind-the-scenes podcast Team Deakins, a streaming chat […]
Tags: Global, Spotlight, Festivals, Sam Mendes, Roger Deakins, Denis Villeneuve, Deakins, James Deakins, EnergaCamerimage Film Festival, Roger Deakins James Deakins

BBC Inks Three-Year Deal to Support Emerging NFTS Talent

U.K. broadcaster BBC has signed a three-year deal to support emerging talent from the country’s National Film and Television School (NFTS). The partnership will see the BBC sponsor 10 NFTS courses, including six Master of Arts degrees and four diploma courses, and fund up to 20 BBC scholars, each with a commissioning or production mentor, […]
Tags: News, Global, Bbc, Roger Deakins, National Film and Television School, NFTS

Spotlight on StudioBinder Videos and Cinematographer Roger Deakins

StudioBinder dropped a video today (Learning to Light) with Oscar-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins (1917, Blade Runner 2049) that is outstanding. They’ve been cranking out great videos for years, so if you’re not familiar with them check out their YouTube channel (which to date has over 250 videos). Below are three StudioBinder videos featuring Deakins. P.S. […]
Tags: Filmmaking, Oscar, Cinematography, Roger Deakins, Deakins, Screenwriting, StudioBinder, The Shawshank Redemption, StudioBinder Videos

Jake Gyllenhaal Teases New Project with Director Denis Villeneuve

Jake Gyllenhaal Teases New Project with Director Denis Villeneuve During an interview with cinematographer Roger Deakins on the Team Deakins podcast, Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler, Spider-Man: Far From Home) revealed that he and Oscar-nominated director Denis Villeneuve (Dune, Arrival) are reuniting on a secret project. The pair previously worked together on the crime drama Prisoners — which earned Deakins an Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Cinematography — and ...
Tags: Movies, Jake Gyllenhaal, Oscar, Kurt Sutter, Indiewire, Gyllenhaal, Villeneuve, Roger Deakins, Antoine Fuqua, Denis Villeneuve, Fuqua, Deakins, ComingSoon, Movie News, George Pimentel WireImage, Gustav Möller