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The Cinetologist  I'm @connortheogfam, and this page is home to my need to obsess over my favorite films, directors and the art of cinema 🎥🎞🎬 check out my Letterboxd ⬇️

"We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender." Full thoughts on this incredible movie, the glory of 70mm and film projection coming later today or tomorrow.
#christophernolan #dunkirk #IMAX #70mm #filmmaking #tomhardy #markrylance #harrystyles #movies #film #cinema

Due to technical difficulties yesterday, I'm just now completing Day 2 of The Nolan Experience Marathon on what is supposed to be Day 3.
Next up - The Dark Knight Trilogy all-nighter so I can get back on schedule
#christophernolan #following #memento #thedarkknight #batmanbegins #thedarkknightrises #theprestige #insomnia #interstellar #dunkirk #alpacino #hilaryswank #robinwilliams #hughjackman #christianbale #scarlettjohansson #michaelcaine #film #movies #cinema

The Dark Knight was released on this day 9 years ago. Nolan's iconic masterpiece both redefined and transcended the 21st century's biggest genre while also cementing itself in history as one of the greatest films ever made.
#thedarkknight #batman #thejoker #christianbale #heathledger #thejoker #garyoldman #morganfreeman #michaelcaine #aaroneckhart #cillianmurphy #maggiegyllenhaal #movies #film #cinema #dccomics

Godfather of the undead. RIP George Romero.
#georgeromero #nightofthelivingdead #zombies #movies #film #cinema

When one of the greatest directors of all-time has a new film coming out, you celebrate. Time for a Christopher Nolan marathon before the visionary filmmaker's Dunkirk hits theaters in glorious IMAX 70mm and standard 70mm on Friday. #christophernolan #following #memento #insomnia #theprestige #batmanbegins #thedarkknight #thedarkknightrises #inception #interstellar #dunkirk #IMAX #70mm #film #movies #cinema

The time has come to give Andy Serkis an Oscar, not only for his captivating work as Caesar, but also the immense impact his motion capture work has had on filmmaking. That said, give the man Best Actor, because that's exactly what he is - an actor. A special achievement or honorary Oscar isn't enough. It's time for the stigma that motion capture isn't "real acting" to end. The man isn't just screwing around in a studio then doing voiceover work; he's physically working in real environments and perfectly mimicking the way an ape moves. Also, the argument that the performance and actor is "lost" in the special effects is ridiculous. All you have to do is watch a behind the scenes featurette to see that every movement Caesar makes is 100%. As for the actor getting "lost" in the CGI - you can actually see Serkis' face and nuances in Caesar's face, which gives Serkis the ability to truly showcase his immense talent. The emotional depth Serkis brings to Caesar in War is astounding - love, pain, heartbreak - no amount of CGI can drown that out.
His performance is profoundly moving, the incredibly special type that takes hold of you and stays with you long after the credits roll. Enough of this "it's a step towards not needing actors at all" bullshit - Serkis is one of the best actors in the world, and his "costume" being superimposed onto him shouldn't take away from that. It's time for the Academy to stop being stubborn and show the man the respect he deserves.
#andyserkis #riseoftheplanetoftheapes #dawnoftheplanetoftheapes #warfortheplanetoftheapes #planetoftheapes #caesar #motioncapture #acting #theacademy #oscars #movies #film #cinema

War for the Planet of the Apes takes over the top spot (for week till Dunkirk). Note - Baby Driver is my favorite film of 2017 so far, but War is just too profoundly beautiful and captivating to not be #1.
#warfortheplanetoftheapes #babydriver #logan #wonderwoman #johnwick #getout #okja #thebeguiled #itcomesatnight #freefire #legobatman #kongskullisland #letterboxd #film #movies #cinema

Matt Reeves has pulled of the almost impossible feat of following up a masterpiece with an even greater one. His direction and execution of his vision is absolutely phenomenal. The storytelling is masterclass. The emotional complexity that's at the heart of the film is astounding, not just for a summer blockbuster, but for any film. War is built around moments of deep emotional connections and exchanges between characters that are brilliant. These moments take the film to an entirely new level of excellence and truly make it a masterpiece. The film is visually stunning and gorgeously shot. I'll always prefer film, but if you're going to go digital for a film of this scale, the Alexa 65 is the only choice. It produces a sharp and striking picture, which perfectly captured the film's forrest/mountain setting and scope. When it comes to the action sequences and the CGI, they're undoubtedly the best of the trilogy. The GCI is mind blowing. It was fantastic in 2014, so it's beyond impressive that looks even better just 3 years. There are moments, the close ups of the apes' faces in particular, where you forget that what you're seeing isn't real. It will be an atrocity if it doesn't win Best Visual Effects. In fact, the GCI work of the entire trilogy should be honored with a special achievement Oscar for being so revolutionary. The cast is outstanding as a whole. Serkis deserves an Oscar, plain and simple (I'll share my full thoughts on that in another post this weekend). Steve Zahn is a standout as Bad Ape. Harrelson plays it safe, but he's still really solid. Amiah Miller showcases immense talent for her age as the little girl the apes take in. I could go on and on about this film. Angry doesn't even begin to describe how I'll feel if War isn't nominated for Best Picture, and The Academy will be doing Matt Reeves a great disservice if us isn't nominated for Best Director. I digress by saying that the Apes Trilogy is very rare in that it gets better with each installment, and is now one of the greatest trilogies ever. That said, War for the Planet of the Apes, as part of the trilogy and as an individual film, is undoubtedly a masterpiece in every sense of the word.

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