Roma lets viewers hear its world before they see it. The latest film from Children of Men and Y Tu Mamá También director Alfonso Cuarón opens with a long shot of a tile floor. It’s situated in the courtyard driveway of an upper-middle class family in early 1970s Mexico City, but the audience doesn’t initially know that — Cuarón only offers them a gorgeous, static image. Like the rest of the film, it was shot by Cuarón himself, in black-and-white 65mm, on an Arri Alexa 65. It’s a digital camera that has captivated even some filmmakers usually enamored with shooting on film. Eventually, that camera does move. But initially, as the opening credits stretch out, it just soaks in the tile and the sounds of a neighborhood going about its daily business: shuffling feet, barking dogs, scrubbing brushes, and the occasional car swooping by. Then water covers the tile, reflecting the image of a plane passing overhead, and seemingly waking the film … [Read more...] about Netflix’s Best Picture obsession is terrific for its viewers
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source Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Marvel is making a major “best picture” push for the first time with “Black Panther.” According to the Los Angeles Times, Disney has hired an Oscars strategist with financial backing from Marvel to launch a campaign. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has never won an Oscar, but “Black Panther” is its best chance so far. The movie was a cultural and box-office sensation, but the introduction of a “popular film” category may be the biggest thing standing between the movie and a best-picture nomination. Awards season is looming, and Marvel Studios and Disney are eyeing the Oscars. According to the Los Angeles Times, Marvel is making a serious “best picture” push, for the first time ever, to get its highly successful blockbuster “Black Panther” nominated for the Oscars’ top prize. The Times reported that Disney, which owns Marvel, has hired a … [Read more...] about Marvel is making a serious ‘best picture’ push for the first time to get ‘Black Panther’ nominated at the Oscars
August 7, 2017 - Written By Alexander Maxham School isn’t just about learning and studying all the time. Sometimes students need some time to sit back and relax and clear their mind before a big test, or just have some fun on the weekend. That’s where TV’s and streaming devices come in handy. Allowing students to get caught up with the latest episodes of Game of Thrones, Ballers, House of Cards, or any other TV show. There are plenty of different TV’s out there, as well as different streaming devices out there that are all at different price points, so here are the best.In this list, we have a number of great TV’s, the majority of them are under $500, since most dorm rooms aren’t that big, students don’t normally need huge TV’s that are over 50-inches diagonally. There are also some great streaming devices here, ranging from Amazon’s Fire TV to the NVIDIA SHIELD TV, and even some gaming consoles like the PlayStation 4 Pro and the … [Read more...] about Back to School Buying Guide 2017: Best TV’s & Streaming Devices
July 31, 2017 - Written By Alexander Maxham Going back to school means it’s time for a new smartphone. And luckily there are plenty of great smartphones to pick up for back to school this year. Including some models that won’t break the bank like the Nokia 6 or the Honor 6X. There are also some higher-end models like the Galaxy S8 and HTC U11 also available. So there are plenty to choose from. But the question is, which of these are the best for taking back to school? Well we’ve rounded up the best of the best down below.All of the smartphones we have down below are great choices, some of them are cheaper than others, and they all have different use cases. For instance, the Huawei Mate 9 and the ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom are great models for those that take a lot of pictures, or perhaps are going to be majoring in photography this year. While something like the Galaxy S8 will be great for watching movies and such. There are a ton of great choices, and none of the models … [Read more...] about Back to School Buying Guide 2017: Best Smartphones
Best TV Buying Guide: Settle in for TechRadar's round-up of the best TV sets you can get your hands on in 2018.Picking a TV is no simple task. If you're a movie buff, this screen may end up as your best friend not just for the coming months, but years – while we replace our phones on a fairly regular basis, the best TV screens should sit prettily in our living rooms for a good long while. They're pricey purchases, and we expect to get our money's worth.And with so many features to consider, with new TV technologies being introduced all the time, making a decision is getting harder all the time. A brand new top-of-the-line TV can offer such a wide range of different technologies and features that it can be hard to know what you're looking for. With the major manufacturers in a yearly arms race to outdo rivals, keeping up with all the latest developments isn't always easy. You could get the TV that promises to pack in every new technology out there, but it's not all essential. … [Read more...] about Best TV 2018: which TV should you buy?