Roger Deakins

The movie wants to be about courage and resilience, but it’s painted in so many broad strokes and tired clichés that it doesn’t quite register on that level.

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Have you ever had the feeling when you’re watching a movie that the initial premise is so good — so well-written and executed — that there’s no way that it could maintain that throughout the whole picture?

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Skyfall doesn’t reach the emotional depths of 2006’s Casino Royale—Daniel Craig’s first outing as MI6 secret agent James Bond—but it features jaw-dropping cinematography and set design, and some of the most exciting action scenes of the entire series.

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Daniel Criag returns as James Bond, but ‘Skyfall’ offers more than the standard spy thriller. As the plot changes from international mystery to revenge story to home defense/giant metaphor, the clean, do-no-wrong exteriors of these characters that have been established over the last 50 years fade away.

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Justin Timberlake goes sci-fi in ‘In Time’ and Gus Van Sant showcases more young adults living with heavy problems in ‘Restless,’ this week on DVD and Blu-ray.

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This Top 10 list is of the of the Best Cinematography of the Last Decade. Cinematography is the realm of every movie’s director of photography. It’s not necessarily what is in front of the camera but what the camera is doing to capture that.

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