All posts by Jennifer Straus

  • Isabel Coixet’s Cinematic Poem

    “I think it’s an illness,” director Isabel Coixet says of moviemaking. “It’s a virus you get somehow when you’re a kid and...

  • Bridging the Gap

    David Paterson on the set of Love, Ludlow (2005) Most screenwriters will tell you they feel a personal connection to the scripts...

  • Reel Life Lessons

    Jeremy Brock has a knack for depicting the intimate lives of the very famous. Whether it’s a grieving Queen Victoria in Mrs....

  • Julia Stiles Never Lets Them See Her Sweat

    SCREENWRITING Julia Stiles Never Lets Them See Her Sweat The actress steps behind the camera to write and direct Raving by Jennifer...

  • Of Cinema and Cargo Pants

    EDUCATION Of Cinema and Cargo Pants Palm Beach Film School’s Jim York provides words of wisdom for the moviemaker of tomorrow by...

  • Truly Moving Images

    Socially-conscious moviemaking is on the rise—from thought-provoking documentaries like Spike Lee’s When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts to dramatic...

  • Forward Leap

    Ramzi Abed Ever since he first came onto the scene in 1998, Ramzi Abed has been pushing the boundaries of moviemaking to...

  • Slamdance, Circa 2004

    Peter Baxter of Slamdance Since its founding in 1995, the Slamdance Film Festival has established itself as one of the premier alternative...