Damien Chazelle

Debate Week Best Picture Losers Whiplash

‘Whiplash’ is an Exhilarating Oscar-Worthy Drum Solo

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With his 2014 Best Picture nominee, Damien Chazelle takes a film about music to the next level.

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The Vertical Cinematography of Damien Chazelle’s ‘The Stunt Double’

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Sure, you’d watch a film shot on an iPhone, but what if it were shot vertically?

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30 Things We Learned from Damien Chazelle’s ‘First Man’ Commentary

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Heads up haters — they don’t even mention the American flag once.

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Tom Cross Took a Giant Leap for Editors With ‘First Man’

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Considering how ‘First Man’ oscillates between filmmaking styles, editing creates the intense atmosphere necessary for a highly satisfying take on the Moon landing.

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The Deep Impact of ‘For All Mankind’ on ‘First Man’

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Al Reinert’s seminal space documentary leaves its mark on First Man’s surface.

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Music of the Stars: The Best Space Movie Soundtracks

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Music big enough to fill the void.

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Claire Foy is the Very Definition of a Best Supporting Actress in ‘First Man’

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The movie could be recut and called ‘Secondary Woman’ and still work because the role and performance are that exceptional.

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One Step Forward for Cinema: An Interview with ‘First Man’ Editor Tom Cross 

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You will not have experienced ‘First Man’ until you see it in IMAX.

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‘First Man’ Review: Spectacle Disguises the Broken Astronaut

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One of mankind’s greatest achievements unfolds with dazzling special effects that overshadow a disengaging story.