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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 programs available today?
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 Benny Boom’s All Eyez On Me.
February 13, 2017
Medieval madness and a menacing Joel Edgerton lurk in the shadows of the eerily rhythmic trailer for Trey Edward Shults’ It Comes at Night.
February 8, 2017
Kristen Stewart sulks and shops through the enveloping gloom of Paris in the trailer for Olivier Assayas’ psychological murder mystery Personal Shopper.
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. Watch the trailer for The Circle.
October 11, 2016
Anthony Pedone had been working on An American in Texas since 2010, and might have been open to losing an appendage over losing his DP Bianca Butti.
February 11, 2016
“We hated each other,” says Danish actor Johan Phlip “Pilou” Asbæk of director Tobias Lindholm. Why? “Because he was a bastard.” 
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 she meets Brooke (Gerwig), her step-sister-to-be, a just-30, big-city firecracker with a somewhat faulty fuse.
August 13, 2015
Is Noah Baumbach the manic moviemaking factory his filmography suggests? Mistress America, a modern screwball comedy about a college freshman (Lola Kirke) finding her way in New York City, is the director’s second feature film to premiere in less than a year after this March’s While We’re Young.
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 need to know to not just survive, but thrive, in film school.
June 4, 2015
Heaven Knows What has texture. You practically feel the coarse damp of rainy-pavement residue scrape between your fingertips as you watch the film, the latest feature from New York fraternal filmmaking duo Ben and Josh Safdie.
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 TV juggernaut Glee. This week, however, her considerable charms are repurposed for the big screen in Damien Chazelle’s feature drama Whiplash, starring Miles Teller.
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 the voice.
May 28, 2014
MovieMaker’s Crowd Funder Pick of the week is An American in Texas, a dramatic exploration of youthful rebellion from Texas native Anthony Pedone.
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 write believable bad guys.
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 lives of two women under the flickering lights of Las Vegas.
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.