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The Creator: Movie Magic Makes Artificial Intelligence Robots More Human Than Human

Oscar nominations, a cornucopia of sci-fi audio and visual special effects, and a plot built around the looming threat of an imminent (buzzword alert) AI takeover of humanity all factored in the suggestion to feature The Creator as a Cinema Sommelier movie review.

Issue 6 – From the Publisher

Like any group, our community of private cinema enthusiasts can choose. To leave our destiny for fate to determine or create a destiny of our own design. The former also referred to as a “default destiny” in the lexicon of organizational experts, will always occur if the participants fail to…

Avatar: The Way of Water: Delivers a Sophisticated Sonic Signature with Visceral Visual Flow

A Message from the Cinema Connoisseur In my eager anticipation of seeing Avatar, The Way Of Water, in a Dolby ATMOS and Dolby Vision equipped cinema, I discovered an interview with the entire sound team conducted by Dolby Institute, to be fun and informative. Ratcheting up my already, over-the-top, excitement…

Entertainer’s Delight

Discovery and A Coming Together Life has a way of weaving its path, sometimes deliberately, other times seemingly by chance. Ultimately, its course becomes clear. Such is the story of a young couple whose paths had included inspirations from the City of Lights, a Manhattan aerie and dreams of an…

Building on a Legacy

Harry Francis: A Cinematic Life Imagine waiting all week for the only movie to be released. Consider the anticipation, a dark movie house, and lines of people surrounding the building. Crazy, right? Finally, the doorman welcomes you into an opulent movie palace with red carpets and velvet curtains and ushers…

The Technical Artistry of Film – Sight, Sound, Score and More

Artistry is in the eye of the beholder. Van Gogh isn’t for everyone. Interpretive dance might be a bit too far out for another. No one can deny an individual’s determination of beauty based on their personal perspective. Art must be viewed with an open hand. What does the artist…

CEDIA, Expo and The Cinema Connoisseur Community

CEDIA has served as the organizational identity of an industry that, in the 34 years of CEDIA’s presence, has grown, evolved and transformed. One thing will not change. A big part of the CEDIA story is the private cinema or home theater. Although, much of the talk around and by…

Issue 5 – From the Publisher

Celebrating Excellence What makes a community? Essentially, it is sharing passions, pursuits and enlightenment, experiences, and opportunities. Communities are melting pots. Diversity in ideas, skills, and inspirations amplifies the group’s efforts. Successful communities embody a purpose. Core values and objectives that are interdependent with those of the diverse groups within….

Dune Dawns New Age of Sci-Fi Filmmaking

A Message from the Cinema Connoisseur I recall reading Dune in high school a few years after its publication. I had discovered the science-fiction and fantasy genres and was drawn into the dramatically contrasting universes of the future and alternate past. In one aspect, I found reading Dune more akin…

Beverly Hills DCI, A Most Beautiful Cinema Story

Some cinema stories begin with a history waiting to be discovered. Hidden pasts, a tapestry of tales awaiting the perfect moment to emerge. Such is the story of a remarkable private cinema in the hills overlooking the Los Angeles skyline and the Pacific Ocean. “I bought a property that had…

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