Directing

  • “Making it” in Super 8

    Once upon a time, long before commercial moviemaking became the passion of every Tom, Dick and Mary in America, Super 8 filmmaking...

  • “I Make Populist Entertainment Films:” Mike Leigh on Naked

    Like his movies, British filmmaker Mike Leigh is confrontational and acerbic, with a dark wit and strong opinions. But Leigh, who first...

  • Extreme Projectionist

    Dennis Nyback is EMPHATIC when he states that the Pike St. Cinema is not located in the Pike Place Market. Such a...

  • Making History Hollywood Style

    For better or worse, movies are the closest thing we’ve got to a cultural Rorshak test. Like Rorshak’s inkblots, movies are infinitely...

  • A Touch of Welles

    The last couple of years have been pretty good for Orson Welles, even though he hasn’t been around to enjoy them. Following...

  • Posing at the Posies

    Chances are you live  in Seattle, so you know what moshing is. I knew, too- sort of. Moshing, I discovered, is a...

  • High on Hollywood

    When I talked to Steve Wright recently he was negotiating a deal for a used helicopter from New Mexico. "How much do...

  • Letters

    17th Portland International Film Festival to Open Dear Editor: The Portland Art Museum Northwest Film Center would like to remind our friends...

  • Scapegoat: Hollywood

    In early December, President Clinton appealed to Hollywood’s elite to curb movie violence and "reshape America’s cultural values." The President, calling himself...

  • Joy & Luck in Hollywood

    Success doesn’t exactly come easy to Ron Bass, but Bass, the co-writer and co-producer of The Joy Luck Club and Significant Other,...