All posts by Max Weinstein

  • Poetry In Motion: Watch Roger Ebert’s Musings on Mike Figgis’ Stormy Monday Come to Life (Video)

    Sense memory has long been a practice of method actors. But have you ever seen it put into action to review a film? Roger Ebert...

  • TV Training Ground: Watch the Small Screen Television Work That Shaped Robert Altman Into a Big Screen Auteur (Video)

    When it comes to the question of where or how you should start your moviemaking career, there’s no right or wrong answer. For Robert Altman,...

  • Criterion Crash Course: Moviemaking Lessons From Criterion’s The Asphalt Jungle

    Whether you’re a moviemaker, critic or devoted film collector, lovers of cinema can all agree: A Criterion Collection release is a stamp of cultural importance....

  • Dixie Flicks: How Justin Wheelon Persuaded Skeptical South Carolinians to Embrace Southern City Film Festival

    How does a Southeastern film festival land a spot on Film Freeway’s top 100 best-reviewed festivals list after its first year? “We took Southern hospitality...

  • Two Against the World: Watch the Mothers and Sons of J.A. Bayona’s Films Face Life’s Hardships Side By Side (Video)

    Since he burst onto the international moviemaking scene in 2007, J.A. Bayona has never shied away from injecting sentimentality into the harshest of subject matter....

  • All-Seeing Eye: God’s Front-Row Seat in the Films of Martin Scorsese (Video)

    Many of Martin Scorsese’s characters fancy themselves masters of their own universe. But what makes them so sure? As we’ve learned from their dizzying, often...

  • go site 20/20 Hindsight: On its 20th Anniversary, Watch Princess Mononoke’s 20-Year Journey From Idea to Feature (Video)

    It’s no secret that a lot of time goes into making timeless films. For Hayao Miyazaki, attaining classic status with his environmentalist fantasy epic Princess Mononoke...

  • Seeing Sounds: Paul Thomas Anderson’s Sound Mixes Form a Strange Symphony (Video)

    Just as easily as a film’s images can lull its viewers into a trancelike state of submission, so can its sounds wake them from that...

  • Frame of Mind: Darren Lynn Bousman Takes You Behind the Scenes of Abattoir (Video)

    What makes a scene work? Does it lie in the carefully executed plans of a film’s cast and crew? Or does the magic rest upon fortuitous mistakes, spontaneity and...

  • Watch: Barry Jenkins Rides the Cinematic High of Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood For Love

    How can a film’s setting feel so massive in scope and scale, yet so insular, as if it’s a microcosm of some grander universal design? This...