Tag Archives: Press Play

Breaking the Fourth Wall

I generally dislike breaking the fourth wall, unless it’s in a first person documentary (I’m one of the few who still champions Michael Moore). The idea is ripe for lazy exposition and on-the-nose cuteness, which is the way I find … Continue reading

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Soderbergh Vision

Full disclosure, I’ve never been a huge Steven Soderbergh fan. His films always seem like useful watches, primarily because of their varied, always intriguing, premises. For the most part, I align with the filmmaker’s worldview and ideals, so there’s nothing … Continue reading

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Who Should Win: Hoffman and Phoenix

Press Play and their always valuable video essays have been doing a feature discussing who they believe should win the Oscar. Here they tab Joaquin Phoenix for Best Actor and Philip Seymour Hoffman for Best Supporting Actor. While neither will … Continue reading

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Making the Animal Kingdom on Film

When Life of Pi wins the Best VFX Oscar next month, they should bring the animal consultants, researchers, and whoever else contributed to creating such textured behaviors, onto the stage with them. Besides the detail and design of the animals, … Continue reading

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