Shabier Kirchner / Small Axe: Mangrove

THE TRUTH SHALL PREVAIL Mangrove – the first film in the monumental five-part Small Axe series unites cinematographer Shabier Kirchner with director Steve McQueen to tell personal stories of resilience and triumph that are both steeped in history and vibrant with culture. “If watching Small Axe can inspire one youth in the Caribbean to become … Read more

Lol Crawley BSC on The Devil All The Time

The Devil All The Time was adapted from Donald Ray Pollock’s novel by director Antonio Campos who preferred 35mm and managed to get this okayed by Netflix seemingly without issue. It’s a sweaty, complicated psychological thriller set in 1950’s Virginia with a considerable degree of exterior location work for the British DOP. Crawley deliberately underexposed … Read more

Vladimír Smutný / The Painted Bird

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Yorick Le Saux AFC / Little Women

Soul Sisters Yorick Le Saux AFC / Little Women Soul Sisters Yorick Le Saux AFC / Little Women The chemistry between the performers, plus the alchemy of 35mm film for capturing nature and human portraits, have conspired to make Little Women, director Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic American novel, a contender across … Read more

Sean Bobbitt BSC / Widows

Stealing Hearts Sean Bobbitt BSC / Widows Stealing Hearts Sean Bobbitt BSC / Widows Upon graduating from Santa Clara University in California, Sean Bobbitt BSC headed back to England believing that he would go straight into directing television shows. “Everywhere I went, people were kind but laughed as the average age for a director was … Read more