Tagged: steven soderbergh

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Unsane: Off with Your Meds, by David Bax

As long as Sean Baker’s Tangerine exists, all Steven Soderbergh’s Unsane can hope for is to be the second best feature film shot entirely on an iPhone. Happily, that’s exactly what it is. Soderbergh gains points by baking the device’s...

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Logan Lucky: The Doldrums, by Josh Long

Jimmy Logan, the protagonist of Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky, lives in south-eastern West Virginia, close to his daughter and ex-wife. The action of the film begins when he’s fired from his job at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Somehow, the film doesn’t...

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David’s Movie Journal 2/15/12

The upside to the winter television hiatus is that I have lots of free time to catch up on movie watching. The downside is that I end up watching movies faster than I can write these journals. Now that we’re...

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Home Video Hovel- Traffic

Revisiting Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic after a number of years, one thing became almost immediately clear to me. It isn’t as good as I remembered. I suspect there are multiple reasons for this. Filmmaking (as well as film watching) sophistication has...

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Lesser is More, by David Bax

Steven Soderbergh has a well-known reputation for dividing his career into “one for them” and “one for me” categories. The implication, whether intended or not, is that his larger studio films (Erin Brockovich, Ocean’s 11, Contagion) are merely fulfilling a...

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Movie Recommendation- King of the Hill

KING OF THE HILL (1993) King of the Hill is probably the least-discussed entry in Steven Soderbergh’s filmography. That doesn’t mean it’s a lesser work, though. Perhaps its diminished presence in the culture is due to its lack of a...