All posts by Max Weinstein

  • Film Independent Forum 2016: Effie Brown and Sam Esmail Talk Diverse Content, Writers’ Room Democracy and More

    Effie Brown, producer of Real Women Have Curves and Dear White People, and Sam Esmail, writer and creator of Mr. Robot, were the keynote guests for the...

  • Criterion Crash Course: Moviemaking Lessons from Criterion’s Trilogía de Guillermo del Toro

    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....

  • This Land is Moore’s Land: go Michael Moore in Trumpland is a New Kind of “Political Theater”

    There are many things one can say about Michael Moore, his films and his views, but one thing he can’t be called is a fly...

  • Crossing the Line: Andrzej Wajda, Pioneer of the Personal and Political in Polish Cinema (1926—2016)

    Andrzej Wajda, the powerhouse purveyor of Polish cinema with a celebrated knack for devastating depictions of war-torn Europe, passed away on Monday, October 10, 2016...

  • Ken Burns: Netflix is Skywriting, Making a Doc is Like Making Maple Syrup, Human History Will Repeat Itself

    The Ken Burns effect, says Artemis Joukowsky, isn’t just an editing feature. “It’s the whole way that you experience history in the present, where you...

  • Criterion Crash Course: Moviemaking Lessons from Criterion’s Blood Simple

    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....

  • The Blair Necessities: Eduardo Sánchez and Simon Barrett Talk Blair Witch, Then and Now, and Changes in Horror

    Between Eduardo Sánchez co-directing The Blair Witch Project in 1999 and Simon Barrett writing Blair Witch in 2016, we’ve seen generational shifts: the explosion of the...

  • MovieMaker is Giving Away Criterion Releases Every Week

    Alongside our new series Criterion Crash Course, MovieMaker is giving away one new Criterion title each week! To enter, the process is easy: Subscribe to MovieMaker‘s Newsletter Forward your confirmation...

  • Book Review: The Oliver Stone Experience Leaves Nothing Unturned

    “It’s an Oliver Stone movie about Oliver Stone, but in the form of a book.” That’s the pitch author Matt Zoller Seitz used to describe...

  • enter site Three Things Werner Herzog’s Lo and Behold Can Teach Moviemakers About Changing Technologies

    Werner Herzog doesn’t own a cell phone, but that doesn’t make him a technophobe. At first glance, the poster for his documentary on the vast...