David Jones


"Game of Thrones" and the art of fantasy story scale

Since it's premiere 2011, HBO’s fantasy epic, “Game of Thrones,” has experienced a meteoric rise in popularity to heights that no other fantasy TV show has even come close to. This could be attributed to the show’s pulse-pounding action, dazzling special effects or imminently memorable characters, ...

Edgar Wright, James Gunn and the art of the cinematic iPod

The summer movie season is often defined by rip-roaring action blockbusters and animated powerhouses. Summer 2017 is no different with the likes of hits like “Wonder Woman” and “Despicable Me 3.” However, for me Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver” and James Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy ...

COLUMN: Streaming services are not cinema's enemy

When Bong Joon-ho’s newest film, “Okja,” premiered at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival last week, it was met with a decent chorus of boos before being projected in the wrong aspect ratio for 10 minutes.

Roger Deakins talks future of cinematography

Silhouetted soldiers walking against an orange and blue sunset in “Sicario,” Andy Dufresne’s rain drenched celebration of freedom in “The Shawshank Redemption,” an overhead view of a symmetrical and snow-covered parking lot in “Fargo.” These classic images, among many others, were composed ...