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Is it dark in here or is it just me?
Ty Burr from the Boston Globe confirmed what you might have been thinking during your last visit to the multiplex: The films do look worse and it’s not a coincidence. The problem, however, doesn’t come from cinematographers or the image quality of digital prints but with the theater’s management of its projection system. According to the writer, a number of theaters are screening 2-D films by misusing 3-D lenses that sacrifice image quality.
The Guardian’s film critic Peter Bradshaw gave a first-person account on what it was like to be a judge at Cannes. The critic offered his take on what transpired after hearing that magical sentence, “Thierry would like to know if you will serve on the Un Certain Regard jury this year.”
Linklater to open LAFF
Richard Linklater is one of the most beloved independent filmmakers and the Los Angeles Times reiterates it with a first look at this upcoming film, “Bernie.” Linklater’s latest stars Jack Black as a Texas mortician and will open this year’s Los Angeles Film Festival.
Do not disturb.
Kim Voynar weighed in on Terrence Malick’s enigmatic persona and his right to privacy -even if it means giving up press for his latest films. “Personally, I don’t think any filmmaker or artist has any kind of moral obligation to interact with fans of his or her work. To a certain extent, it’s the work the artist creates that the audience is to interact with and respond to, not the artist himself — unless he or she chooses to allow public access to private thoughts,” wrote Voynar.
Green with envy.
The new trailer for the Amy Adams and Jason Segel romantic comedy is out. Well, it’s not really a romantic comedy unless you decide to ignore all the Muppets cast in the movie. Is it too much to hope for a duet with Jason Segel and Sesame Street’s Count von Count?