Wind River pairs Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen as a game warden and FBI agent, respectively, investigating a murder on the titular Indian Reservation.
A brave new world has dawned, with independents learning to navigate the narrows between piracy and profit.
At the end of 2008’s Forgetting Sarah Marshall, actor-scribe Jason Segel inserted a Dracula puppet musical as both a touching coda to his witty comedy
Director Tarsem Singh is on a roll. His newest picture, Mirror Mirror (“The Untold Adventures of Snow White”) being prepped for a March release.
The Amazonas Film Festival, which took place from November 3-9, completed its eighth annual run with a rich cycle of […]
Tarsem Singh speaks on how he constructs the always-striking visuals of his films and the somewhat unlikely inspiration for the overall look of Immortals.
Rising star Ellen Page—the heart and soul of Jason Reitman’s 2007 indie hit Juno—is turning up on Hollywood marquees more […]
French moviemaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s latest film, Micmacs, gets its stateside release this spring. For the famed director of Delicatessen (1991), […]
Most moviemakers will tell you that story trumps technology on the best movie sets. It is nonetheless fair to say […]
Something striking has occurred in the career of Chris Weitz. Once the self-described “techie” half of a low-key directing duo […]
Public Enemies follows the attempts of FBI agent Melvin Purvis to hunt down notorious criminals John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd.
Actor Freddy Rodríguez has been picking up the pace of late. By now clearly established as one of the most […]
In The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, artist-moviemaker Julian Schnabel returns to familiar terrain while managing to explore a new landscape.
With over 60 pictures to his credit, actor-director John Turturro, purveyor of somewhat off-the-wall, idiosyncratic characters drawn largely from the […]
So much of what makes a motion picture work at the level of technique (the subtle or dramatic use of color, special lenses, narrative-driven lighting, etc.) is generally intended to land just below the audience’s collective radar, supporting the story without supplanting it. At its best, moviemaking involves a certain artistic and technical sleight of hand to lead the eye and move the heart, all the while appearing to merely record the story as it happens. When it works, it’s great; but it doesn’t always work.
Benoît Delhomme, self-portrait in Taipei (cyan light) We have all heard it said countless times: cinema is a collaborative art. […]
Cate Blanchett in Charlotte Gray Jeremy Brock had it coming. After cutting his teeth as a writer in British television […]
Mike Hill Dan Hanley Film editors Mike Hill and Dan Hanley have a lot to celebrate. Their latest montage, Ron […]
Sitting down to a chat with Ismail Merchant is rather like having a friendly neighbor over for coffee and a […]
The Believer Henry Bean has put himself in the hot seat. A successful scribe for many years now, he moved […]
Sam Mendes (l) and Conrad Hall on the set of The Road To Perdition With over 40 years of experience […]
Carol Littleton Some people plan and scheme for years about how to forge a career in the film business. For […]
Jonathan Firth in Luther. Moviemaker Bart Gavigan is a rare bird. A writer-of-repute for countless years, he is only now […]
Director Anthony Minghella There are few people truly interested in cinema to whom the name "Anthony Minghella" is not familiar. […]