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Monday, Dec. 21, 2015
Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay Reflect On Their Roles In "45 Years"
Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling might be cinematic contemporaries in our popular imagination, but they were near strangers when they began work on the marital drama "45 Years." Still, you wouldn't know it from the film, or their cheeky, sarcastic in-person banter. "45 Years," out Dec. 23 and...
Friday, Dec. 18, 2015
Spike Lee Kicks Off Amazon's Movie Slate With "Chi-Raq"
Spike Lee made his initial industry splash in 1983 when he won a Student Academy Award for his thesis film Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads. Fast forward to last month and Lee again earned special distinction from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), receiving an Oscar at...
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015
Spotmaking Vet Jonathan Weinstein Grooms Next Generation Of Talent At NYU
In February 2014, after 28 years working in commercial production, veteran executive producer Jonathan Weinstein shifted his career into academia, accepting a teaching position at The Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He sold GO Film, the...
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015
Filmmaker J.J. Abrams Reflects On "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"
J.J. Abrams can't really settle on a favorite moment from his saga of directing, co-writing and co-producing "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," but this one isn't bad. "Being here now means we're actually finished with the movie, which is a relief," Abrams said with Jedi calm. Perched in a small...
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015
Amir Amirani Demonstrates That "We Are Many"
On February 15, 2003, an estimated up to 30 million people, many of whom had never demonstrated before, turned out in nearly 800 cities worldwide to protest against the impending Iraq War. While the numbers are impressive, they seemingly were to no avail. The Stop The War coalition, as we well know...
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015
Alan M. Blassberg Reflects On, Informs Via His "Pink & Blue" Documentary
With a background in reality TV--including directing and producing America’s Deadliest Season: Alaskan Crab Fishing , which launched the long running Deadliest Catch franchise--Alan M. Blassberg in recent years took on a project which was all too real, profoundly personal in nature. He directed,...
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015
About To Receive Honorary Oscar, Gena Rowlands Reflects On Her Career
Gena Rowlands has been an actress for more than 60 years, and on Saturday, she'll accept her first Academy Award. The 85-year-old entertainer, who was twice nominated for the best actress Oscar, will receive an honorary statuette at the film academy's seventh annual Governors Awards. Rowlands made...
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015
Spike Lee Discusses Top Career Moments, His Industry Diversity Wish
Spike Lee gets so excited when talking about movies, he can barely sit down. Reflecting on his career as he prepares to accept an honorary Oscar, the 58-year-old suddenly stands up and bounds around as he considers various ideas, at times bellowing so exuberantly, it echoes. Lee laughs as easily as...
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015
Kent Jones' "Hitchcock/Truffaut": The Film About The Seminal Book About Filmmaking
In 1962, Francois Truffaut, then age 30, wrote to Alfred Hitchcock, requesting that the British director sit down with him for a series of interviews over the course of a week. At the time critic cum filmmaker Truffaut had directed just three features but they included the iconic 400 Blows and...
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015
Jason Carpenter Reflects On Animation's Role In "He Named Me Malala"
When Oscar-winning ( An Inconvenient Truth ) documentarian Davis Guggenheim turned his attention to He Named Me Malala --a film about Malala Yousafzai--he took an atypical detour to animation, meshing it with live action to tell us the story of the courageous teenager who stood up for girls’...