“I would be a turkey,” Sam Neill says to me as we sip his own label of pinot noir. I had asked him about naming his farm animals after famous people — his friends who have consented, he assures me. There’s Anjelica Huston the sheep, Helena Bonham Carter the cow, and Imogen Poots the sow, along with a cast of other animal characters like Ewan McGregor and Meryl Streep.
In March, Rachel Morrison attended the Oscars as the first-ever woman nominated in the cinematography category for her work on Netflix's Mudbound. The week before the awards, Wired celebrated her achievement on Black Panther as the first woman to film a Marvel feature, calling Morrison a "superhero." These are real achievements, worthy of celebration. They're also suddenly almost dispiriting.
Cinematographer Rachel Morrison — known for her collaborations with director Ryan Coogler on “Fruitvale Station” and the upcoming “Black Panther” — had planned to shoot on celluloid for Dee Rees’ period film “Mudbound.” But, as often happens, budget constraints forced her to rethink that approach.