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September 10, 2019
The TCM Classic Film Festival is the zenith of repertory celebrations — repertory cinema is alive and well across the world
April 10, 2019
In this exploration of Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki’s filmography, Susan Napier paints a portrait of the world this renowned moviemaker has created.
April 10, 2019
Professor Beatriz Peña-Acuña’s Understanding Steven Spielberg offers an academic dissection of the famed director’s filmography and exemplary workmanship.
March 14, 2019
Netflix has continued to grow at an astounding rate, including recently announcing plans to open a U.S. production hub in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
February 21, 2019
Classically beautiful venues screened prestige titles and the best of the Midwest at Milwaukee Film Festival 2018—a fest teeming with regional pride.
January 10, 2019
Located right in between Texan powerhouses Houston and Austin, Waco has been slowly but surely making a name for itself in the moviemaking business.
November 21, 2018
MovieMaker spoke with rising star Charlie Plummer about the perks of joining projects early and the secrets behind his performance in The Clovehitch Killer.
September 15, 2018
Returning for the sixth time, Beyond Fest continues to build on its reputation as the home to all of Los Angeles’s genre wants and needs.
September 12, 2018
Criterion Crash Course explores how Criterion’s new release of The Tree of Life offers a thorough look at how sound design can define a film.
May 16, 2018
Hot off of his Academy Award win for Best Adapted Screenplay, James Ivory’s 1987 follow-up to A Room with a View screened at this year’s TCM Classic Film Festival.
May 11, 2018
In Like Brothers, Mark and Jay Duplass’ new memoir, they explore their fraternal roots, giving an honest and earnest answer to the independent filmmaker’s biggest question: “How do you make it in this brutal fucking business?”
May 10, 2018
A trailblazer in radical 1970s cinema, Melvin van Peebles’ home-grown experimental milestone, Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song, gained a new audience at the 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival.
May 3, 2018
In this MovieMaker-exclusive clip from Andover, a professor revels in his obsession with cloning his deceased wife to resurrect her from the dead.
Traffik Deon Taylor
April 19, 2018
Traffik director Deon Taylor used the special features of DVDs as his own personal film school. Here’s how he’s navigated his 10 year-plus career.
March 5, 2018
Watch this video essay to learn how Oscar-winning Blade Runner 2049 cinematographer Roger Deakins sources light and frames mise en scène in the films that populate his storied filmography.
March 3, 2018
With her Oscar-nominated Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig brings a fresh perspective to its central mother-daughter relationship, solidifying her ever-growing reputation as an adept writer/director.
March 3, 2018
With Christopher Nolan receiving his very first Oscar nomination for Best Director this year, we explore how the director’s work in Dunkirk represents the apex of his career in more ways than one.
Paul Thomas Anderson Phillip Seymour Hoffman Black Panther
March 3, 2018
With Phantom Thread giving Paul Thomas Anderson his first Best Director nomination since 2007, the American auteur has further cemented himself as one of the most unique filmmakers currently working.
March 3, 2018
The Oscar-nominated Logan deconstructs the superhero film and reinvents it to establish itself as representative of a time in which we are no longer satisfied with the stories that we love.
February 23, 2018
Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Andrew Whitehurst discusses his work on Alex Garland’s new film Annihilation, whose success hinges on the design of its wondrous-yet-terrifying visuals.
February 8, 2018
In this MovieMaker.com-exclusive clip, The Music of Silence casts a poetic lens on the life of Andrea Bocelli, the famed Italian singer who has persevered despite his blindness.
February 6, 2018
French New Wave founding father Francois Truffaut’s desire to constantly upend accepted notions of filmmaking has led to an inarguable place as one of the greatest directors of all time.
September 8, 2017
I had the honor of attending last weekend’s Telluride Film Festival as a member of its 44th Student Symposium, which ran August 31 to September 4, 2017.
Patty Jenkins Wonder Woman
June 2, 2017
As Wonder Woman charges into theaters, here are 10 female directors who successfully transitioned from independent filmmaking to mainstream Hollywood.