Stories By Jim Hemphill
A Proper Collaboration: Joaquin Phoenix and Gus Van Sant’s Big Step Forward in Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On FootJuly 12, 2018
In the 33 years since he made his first feature, the now classic Mala Noche, director...
15 Essential Empathetic Films: Movies to Change Minds, Mold Moral Consciousness and Heal the WorldJanuary 24, 2017
In Steve James’ beautiful documentary Life Itself (2014), these are the first words we hear from...
Book Review: Directors Tell the Story is Beach Reading for Fun and ProfitJuly 5, 2016
Truly comprehensive books on directing are difficult to find, for one obvious reason: Those with the...
Whatever it Takes: Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon Presents Hollywood Corruption with a Pop TwistJune 21, 2016
Ever since Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn debuted, at 24, with the extraordinary Pusher in 1996,...
Close Encounters: Michael Shannon, Jeff Nichols and Their Big-Canvas Sci-Fi Chase Movie Midnight SpecialMarch 15, 2016
Michael Shannon is coming off a remarkable year. 2015 saw him in three wildly different fall...
Kings of the Underworld: Denis Villeneuve, Benicio Del Toro and Emily Blunt on SicarioOctober 10, 2015
“Directing is more the art of listening than of being a dictator,” says Denis Villeneuve, articulating...