Articles – Features

  • HD on a Budget

    Field testing the JVC GY HD100U. Six months ago, only two modestly priced cameras meeting the HD standard were available for purchase. Since then, the...

  • Smooth Post-Production at All Costs

    Bill Adams works in the Avid DS Nitris finishing room at FotoKem. MORE OFTEN THAN NOT, YOUNG DIRECTORS SPEND YEARS thinking about their movies, the...

  • Collateral Damage

    By the old definitions of art and commerce, Hollywood movies are “show business” and independent films—which no one expects to make money—are “cinema.” But now...

  • HD Growing Pains

    Writing this issue’s column, I felt a bit like Bill Murray’s neurotic character from What about Bob? Baby steps: Set impossible goals. Baby steps: Order...

  • Year of the Indie

    Line up last march’s nominees for the Best Picture Oscar and you might think you’re in indie heaven. From Paul Haggis’ complex Crash and Bennett...

  • Confessions of a Gun-Crazy Hippie

    Vinterberg (on right) collaborates with fellow Dane Lars von Trier on Dear Wendy. If you happen to glance through the legendary moviemaking-manifesto-cum-mischievous-prank known as “Dogme...

  • Life After Katrina

    Since 2002, the state of Louisiana has been positioning itself as the “other LA.” That’s the year the Louisiana state legislature passed the Louisiana Motion...

  • The New Wave of Asian Horror

    Takashi Miike’s The Box, part of the Three… Extremes (2005) anthology There’s a new catchphrase for terror these days: J-Horror. Japanese horror is the latest...

  • Gotham Moviemakers Have it Made in New York

    NEW YORK’S MADE IN NY PROGRAM—with new tax credit incentives, vendor discount programs and free advertising for films that complete 75 percent of their filming...

  • The Indie Summer Blockbuster

    Stars Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith is poised to top this summer’s box office. Ah, the timeless rhythms of summer: Kissing under...