All posts tagged "academy award"

  • Foreign Contenders: Rahmatou Keïta on Financing Niger’s The Wedding Ring Entirely with African Funds

    Financially limited, but overflowing with cultural richness, African cinema is less frequently present at international festivals than productions from most other regions of the world,...

  • Where The Movie Came to Life: How Editor Bob Murawski Brought The Other Side of the Wind Back from the Dead

    This Fall, following a tour of the prestigious festival circuit, Orson Welles’ long lost Hollywood satire The Other Side of the Wind, became available to...

  • Discover Cinematographer Roger Deakins’ Most Trusted and True Visual Techniques (Video)

    One of the most celebrated cinematographers in filmmaking, Roger Deakins has, until last night, been always the bridesmaid and never the bride. But at long...

  • Getting to the Heart of Lady Bird: What Makes Greta Gerwig’s Debut Tick

    In the pantheon of mother-daughter movies, it might seem like a simplistic statement to say that what makes Greta Gerwig’s Oscar-nominated Lady Bird special is that...

  • The Art of Fear: How Christopher Nolan Uses Perspective to Express Fear in Dunkirk

    Garnering Christopher Nolan his very first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Director, Dunkirk represents the apex of his career in more ways than...

  • A Living Thing: How Paul Thomas Anderson Makes Emotions Visual

    With Phantom Thread giving Paul Thomas Anderson his first Best Director nomination since 2007, the American auteur has scored his biggest success at the Academy Awards since...

  • Logan Lucky: How Interactions Between Genres Led to an Oscar Nomination for James Mangold’s Superhero Film

    In this video essay, Evan Puschak of Nerdwriter seeks to examine the many different ways by which genre conventions can be examined, as well as...

  • Festival Beat: Boulder International Film Festival 2015

    After weeks of on-and-off again snow, the sun finally emerged, just in time for the Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF), which ran March 5-8, 2015....

  • follow url Truth and Consequences: Oscar-Winning Director Denys Arcand Has An Eye for Beauty

    A life-long history student and keen observer of cultural norms and attitudes, Canadian filmmaker Denys Arcand has always had an active interest in socio-political satire....

  • Things I’ve Learned: Paul Haggis

    Today, on Wisdom Wednesday, Academy Award-winning writer/director Paul Haggis stopped by to share a whopping 55 critical moviemaking lessons he’s learned (our most ever!). Inspired...