Articles – Profiles

  • Jon Avnet Aims for a Righteous Kill

    I had to get rid of my Wayfarer sunglasses because of Jon Avnet. The year was 1983 when an Avnet movie called...

  • The Universal Language of Film Has a Mexican Accent

    The Universal Language of Film Has a Mexican Accent Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki is proving that images speak louder than words with his...

  • Xan Cassavetes

    After funding for her feature film, The Sky Is Green, fell through, Xan Cassavetes found inspiration—and a new project—in her memories of...

  • Mike Binder

    Costner as Denny Davies Mike Binder’s latest movie, The Upside of Anger, begins with a lingering shot of Joan Allen’s face, her...

  • Robert Greenwald

    Rupert Murdoch, George W. Bush and Al Franken “star” in Robert Greenwald’s Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism Here is a scene...

  • Philip Kaufman’s Twisted

    “ being an observer—a pair of eyes with some sort of taste attached—someone who can understand what’s going...

  • Takashi Miike

    Takashi Miike’s Audition, which stars Shiina Eihi, is well-known for its “stick-a-needle-in-the-eye” torture sequence. If it is indeed true that a moviemaker’s...

  • Lasse Hallström

    Ever since Anna Q. Nilsson starred in the 1911 production of Molly Pitcher, there has been some degree of Scandinavian presence in...

  • Lisa Cholodenko

    Cholodenko directs Christian Bale and Natascha McElhone on the Laurel Canyon set. In the past 35 years, the American independent film scene...

  • Fernando Mereilles

    Rodrigues with Alice Braga in Fernando Mereilles’ City of God. Every once in a while a foreign film comes along that breaks...