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July 5, 2017
Over the evolution of film school in America, how did we get from early pedagogical attempts to the hundreds of…
April 7, 2017
You’d be hard-pressed to find 140 consecutive seconds of video under more pressure than these, in the latest trailer for…
February 13, 2017
Medieval madness and a menacing Joel Edgerton lurk in the shadows of the eerily rhythmic trailer for Trey Edward Shults'…
February 8, 2017
Kristen Stewart sulks and shops through the enveloping gloom of Paris in the trailer for Olivier Assayas’ psychological murder mystery…
February 2, 2017
In sharp contrast with the film’s title, the trailer for Kris Avedisian’s Donald Cried features a marked profusion of smiling.
December 8, 2016
An L.L. Bean-clad Tom Hanks is an eerie stand-in for Steve Jobs in James Ponsoldt's chilly tale of corporate culture.…
October 11, 2016
Anthony Pedone had been working on An American in Texas since 2010, and might have been open to losing an…
Pilou Asbæk in A War. Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures
February 11, 2016
“We hated each other,” says Danish actor Johan Phlip “Pilou” Asbæk of director Tobias Lindholm. Why? “Because he was a…
Lola Kirke as "Tracy" in MISTRESS AMERICA. Photo by David Feeney-Mosier. © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved
August 14, 2015
Mistress America follows Lola Kirke’s Tracy, a lonely Barnard freshman who harbors strong literary ambitions. Tracy’s life is transformed when…
Director Noah Baumbach on the set of MISTRESS AMERICA.
August 13, 2015
Is Noah Baumbach the manic moviemaking factory his filmography suggests? Mistress America, a modern screwball comedy about a college freshman…
July 27, 2015
In our Summer 2015 Guide, MovieMaker's Kerry O'Conor speaks with film school educators across the U.S. to discover everything you…
June 4, 2015
Heaven Knows What has texture. You practically feel the coarse damp of rainy-pavement residue scrape between your fingertips as you…
Nicole (Benoist) and Andrew (Teller) on a pizza date in <i>Whiplash</i>
October 10, 2014
Born and raised in Littleton, CO, 26-year-old Melissa Benoist is best known for her role as Marley-Rose on the song-and-dance…
October 9, 2014
You know J.K. Simmons. Even if you don’t know the name, you probably know the face, and you definitely know…
May 28, 2014
MovieMaker’s Crowd Funder Pick of the week is An American in Texas, a dramatic exploration of youthful rebellion from Texas…
Tulsa King showrunner Terence Winter on finding the real Sylvester Stallone
February 16, 2014
MovieMaker Magazine speaks with Terence Winter (The Wolf of Wall Street, The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire) about what it takes to…
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October 29, 2013
MovieMaker's Crowderfunder Pick of the week spotlights painter-come-indie filmmaker Patrick Chapman’s second feature, ToY, which follows the entanglement of the…
October 8, 2013
In this week’s trailblazer, MovieMaker focuses on Equal Means Equal, the recent project of award-winning documentarian and feminist, Kamala Lopez.