The Counselor

By Christopher Sharrett. This overly promoted film had little to recommend it to me, certainly not the presence of Ridley Scott, whose last compelling film was Blade Runner (1982), made over a generation ago. I was interested in the screenplay by Cormac McCarthy, a novelist whose work I view with […]

Oswald Morris: Legendary Cinematographer

David A. Ellis talked to the 97-year-old about his work on Moulin Rouge (1952), directed by John Huston, who often referred to Morris as “Kid.” David A. Ellis: How did you get the smoky atmospheric look in the picture? Oswald Morris: We used vaporised oil. I was piling this into […]