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‘Elvis’ Dp Mandy Walker Makes History as First Woman to Win Top Honors at American Society of Cinematographers Awards – Full Winner’s List

The American Society of Cinematographers handed out its best visual storytelling in feature film award to “Elvis” on Sunday night, and in doing so, Mandy Walker has become the first woman to win the top prize in the society’s history.Walker triumphed over Greig Fraser (“The Batman”), Darius Khondji, Claudio Miranda (“Top Gun: Maverick” and Roger […]

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Netflix Leads BAFTA Nominations With 21 Nods, A24 & Searchlight Close Behind With 14 Each

Netflix leads the distributor pack with 21 nominations at the Ee BAFTA Film Awards, which were revealed on Thursday.The streamer scored 14 nods for “All Quiet on the Western Front,” three for “Pinocchio” and one each for “Blonde,” “The Swimmers,” “The Good Nurse” and “The Wonder.”Searchlight and A24 were not far behind with 14 nominations […]

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2022 in Cameras

2022 was a quiet year for camera technology, thank goodness. The decade plus I’ve been covering camera breakthroughs on this website has been a rocket ride. So much velocity, so little time to stop, catch one’s breath, smell some roses. Ask yourself, who can any longer tell the difference between film and digital origination on […]

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Vintage Sweets, Invented Smokes: Taking the Concession Stand Back to the ’80s in ‘Empire of Light’

When it came to recreating an early ’80s-era cinema in a British coastal town for Sam Mendes’ “Empire of Light,” a vital part of the success lay in the most seemingly minuscule details. The film is the first collaboration between the filmmaker and acclaimed production designer Mark Tildesley. Childhood memories instantly proved to be a […]

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‘Avatar’ Returns, Florence Pugh Stuns at the Fashion Awards and More of December’s Best Party Pics

December 2022 began with Olivia Colman premiering her new Sam Mendes drama, “Empire of Light,” in Los Angeles while Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren reunited for the launch of “1923” in Hollywood. Florence Pugh was a fashionable standout in London at the British Independent Film Awards and the Fashion Awards. Selena Gomez and Omar Apollo […]

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Empire Of Light Director Sam Mendes Explains How The Pandemic Helped Inspire The Film

The new film “Empire of Light” by Sam Mendes is a love letter to the cinema. Many of us who live for movies remember the first time we were entranced by the projector’s light and the theater’s darkness, transporting us to another world along with a sea of strangers. It stars Olivia Colman (“The Crown“), […]

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