Author: jbaumgartner

Today's shot is a beautifully haunting trick shot from Japanese master Mizoguchi, who's my third favorite Japanese director from the 50's, after Kurosawa and Ozu. This from the lyrical ghost story and cautionary parable Ugetsu. I love a good execution of

Happy 55th birthday to Spike Lee! My favorite films of his are the classic, provactively brilliant, and Shakespearianly epic Do The Right Thing, and the lesser regarded, but I think no less important Bamboozled.  Thanks Tim Grierson and Indiewire for giving

All this commotion and hubbub about Michael Hazanavicius' gorgeous, new silent film The Artist has got me reminiscing about my silent movie, War Story, which L.A Weekly declared, if I may mention, "triumphs on all fronts" (L.A. Weekly, Nov. 2001, review here).

Youtube yanked the sample video of Temple of Doom (and others), so I was inspired to create my own, hosted by yours truly, to take advantage of Fair Use laws, and to maybe start expanding Shot4Shot into a youtube channel: