Dolby’ Atmos Debuts in Pixar’s Brave – The technology, Atmos, improves upon the previous channel-based format by adding ceiling speakers; by enabling sound designers to pull single audio elements from the soundtrack and assign them to individual speakers; and by adding proprietary software that algorithmically adjusts the mix to theater size, configuration, and sound format.
Pauline and Me: Farewell, My Lovely (Andrew Sarris) – Jean-Luc Godard once noted that he and his colleagues on Cahiers du Cinema had missed the boat on Max Ophuls and John Ford. I would add Frank Borzage to that list. I happened to miss the boat the first time around on Billy Wilder, Sergio Leone and Debra Winger. We all change as we get older, and our perceptions of films change with us-all of us, that is, except Pauline. Her first impressions are engraved in stone forever and ever, because that is all movies deserve.