Directing

  • McElwee’s March – Part 2

    Part 1 Ross McElwee spoke with Paula Hunt recently at the Vancouver film festival. Part One of this interview ran in our December issue. MM:...

  • Visions From Down Under

    As anyone who has seen the movies of Kurosawa, Truffaut, or Bergman knows, great filmmakers tend to leave not only a personal stamp on their...

  • Triumph and Tragedy

    In 1954 two exceptional films on organized labor were produced. Elia Kazan’s On The Waterfront worn innumerable awards and is often recognized as one of...

  • Video Masturbation

    No, I’m not talking about the kind of self-abuse induced by Debbie Does Dallas. But video masturbation is an Old Testament-style waste as sinful as...

  • That’s a Wrap

    Screenplay writing was by far the most popular subject among the participants. Judging from interviews and questions posed by audience members, there was a wide...

  • Sweet Little Films

    It’s hard for Zola Mumford to watch Hollywood movies. She says there’s very little in them that a young, woman of color can relate to....

  • Ross McElwee’s March

    Ross McElwee had been making his own brand of independent films for a number of years when Sherman’s March established him as a name in...

  • High and Low

    As those of you who are hardcore cineastes probably know, "High and Low," the headline for this inaugural Freeze Frame, is also the title of...

  • The Friend or Dafoe?

    Prior to Body of Evidence‘s theatrical release a rumor floated that if the film did not perform well, the producers had an NC-17 version waiting...

  • No Absence of Malice

    Malice This film has nothing to do with malice except for the malice it inspired in me against the people who made it. Malice is...