We’ve all seen those stately biopics in which renowned actors portray real-life historical figures. The latest example of history merging with fiction can be seen in Lee Daniels’ The Butler.
Just before Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters hits theaters on August 7, MM caught up with director Thor Freudenthal to discuss the challenges of making such an effects-driven film, as well as how he made the leap from visual effects designer to live-action director.
To celebrate the release of Drift, join MM as we look back at some of the best surfing movies (both narrative and documentary) to hit the big screen.
Where would the world be without the paranormal investigators of cinema? Overrun with evil spirits, demons and other unpleasant creatures, that’s for sure. With both The Conjuring and R.I.P.D. opening on July 19, we got to thinking about our favorite cinematic paranormal investigators.
The Way, Way Back, which premiered to an enthusiastic reception earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, opens in limited release on Friday.
In celebration of the release of “Byzantium” this Friday, we’ve come up with a selection of 10 films that put wonderfully unique spins on vampire mythology.
Here are the best and worst horror movie remakes.
Set in the mid-1970s, the unnerving new psychological thriller Berberian Sound Studio stars Toby Jones (The Hunger Games; “The Girl”) as an introverted British sound engineer, Gilderoy, who travels to Italy to work on a gory horror movie
Oscar-winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher (Precious) tells us about his audacious directorial debut, Violet & Daisy.
To celebrate the pioneering spirit of the late, great Ray Harryhausen, join MM as we take a look back at some of his most memorable creations.
Co-director Michelle Major chats about her fascinating new documentary, which chronicles the lives of tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams.
Independent production company Leeden Media has announced that it is eschewing traditional distribution offers for its new comedy-drama Some Girl(s) […]
Co-directors Joaquim Roenning and Espen Sandberg discuss the challenges in bringing their ambitious, Oscar-nominated new film, Kon-Tiki, to the big screen.
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Judging by his two features—2008’s unsettling Afterschool (about a teenager who accidentally films the deaths of two students) and now […]
David Cross probably needs no introduction. He’s worked on two of the funniest and most influential comedy series of the past 20 years
MovieMaker has been combing through festival data to bring our readers a slate of film festivals “worth the entry fee.” The following, in alphabetical order, is our 2013 list
Spanish writer-director Pablo Berger made a name for himself with his offbeat 2003 debut feature, Torremolinos 73, about an unlikely […]
From Orlando, her audacious breakthrough film (based on a Virginia Woolf novel many considered unadaptable) to the stylistically polarizing Yes […]
Our top 10 cities: vibrant communities that give tax incentives for in-city or in-state production, and offer access both to equipment and screenings.
Now in its 23rd year, Cinequest Film Festival (CQFF) is devoted to discovering exciting up-and-coming moviemakers, as well as showcasing […]
With over 10 million school kids being bullied, there has never been a better time to watch Lee Hirsch’s powerful, […]
With its impressive pedigree and thought-provoking line-up, Focus Forward is quickly emerging as one of the best online documentary showcases […]
There’s no better time to see Gayle Ferraro’s powerful documentary about microfinance, To Catch a Dollar: Muhammad Yunus Banks on America.