Review: A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

Steven Spielberg’s futuristic, melancholic take on the Pinocchio story is arguably the director’s most uncharacteristic and yet most personal film to date. It might not be an obvious choice for Valentine’s viewing, but this is a tale of unrequited love: maternal love, childhood love, innocent love. The irony, of course, is that the source of …

Interview with Jeff Blyth

I recently interviewed cameraman and director Jeff Blyth for TAKE ONE – here’s a link to the full article… The memorable opening sequence from THE SHINING, with the camera snaking through the air above trees and a mountain lake, was shot by Jeff Blyth, a photographer and director with over 40 years’ experience in Hollywood. With …

Review: The Shining (1980)

The Shining is, paradoxically, a horror film with barely a single shocking scare throughout, and yet remains a hypnotically chilling experience. Stanley Kubrick’s classic adaptation of Stephen King’s ghost story is now on general re-release in its US version, which runs 24 minutes longer than its later European counterpart after the director took it back …