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Architecture & Film Feature

Houses in Film: The Bewitchingly Timeless House of The Love Witch

Aliza Richardson fixes her gaze on memorable houses in film, exploring their uniqueness as architectural marvels and evocative cinematic locations.

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Fashion & Film Feature

The Lost Daughter: An Interview with Costume Designer Edward K. Gibbon

In one of the best films of last year, The Lost Daughter (2021), Maggie Gyllenhaal, in her directorial debut, explores the complexities of motherhood. The film is an adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s novel by the same name and has as center character a terrific Olivia Colman as Leda, a middle-aged university professor in Cambridge, Boston, […]

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Feature

On Seeing and Being Overlooked: Clint Eastwood and the Academy Awards

Twenty-two years after his directorial debut Play Misty for Me (1971), Clint Eastwood was for the first time nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the category Best Director, and for the first time one of his films was nominated for Best Picture. His Western Unforgiven (1992) won both awards, and […]

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New Release Reviews

Blu-Ray Review: Boat People (Criterion)

There is a moral dilemma inherent in taking pictures of suffering. Famed war photographer Robert Capa once remarked that “It’s not always easy to stand aside and be unable to do anything except record the sufferings around one” and Larry Burrows, who covered the Vietnam war for Life magazine, often caught himself wondering if it […]

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Director Debut Emerging Writers Feature

Emerging Writers – Revisiting Cory Finley’s Thoroughbreds

The Big Picture is committed to giving young, emerging writers a voice in the world of film criticism. In our new feature, student writers from around the world share their insights on contemporary film and new releases.

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New Release Reviews

Blu-Ray Review: In Cold Blood (Criterion)

Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood was a huge hit when it was first released in 1966 – further establishing the writer’s celebrity status and creating a new literary term, the nonfiction novel, due to the book’s basis on factual events told in a novelistic style. In Cold Blood details the 1959 murders of the Clutter […]

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New Release Reviews

New Release: Playground (Un Monde)

We review Laura Wandel’s sensitive portrayal of childhood shortlisted for Best International Film at this year’s Academy Awards

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Lost Classic Reviews

Lost Classic: Foxes (Adrian Lyne, 1980)

It was purely by accident that I was recommended a film the other day which featured the actress Sally Kellerman who sadly passed away on the 24th February at the age of 84. The film was Adrian Lyne’s Foxes (1980), starring Jodie Foster as 15 year old tearaway Jeanie juggling the unfair demands of adulthood […]

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Emerging Writers Reviews

Emerging Writers – A Review of Chloe Zhao’s Eternals

The Big Picture is committed to giving young, emerging writers a voice in the world of film criticism. In our new feature, student writers from around the world share their insights on contemporary film and new releases.