Sunday, February 19, 2017

Features

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017

She's made more than 100 films over 45 years, not to mention her frequent stage work, and is recognized as not only one of the best actresses to come out of France, but as one of the leading actresses in the world.

And yet, Isabelle Huppert won't call herself an artist.

"No," she...

Friday, Feb. 10, 2017

Established in 1996 by Dale Kushner, AFS serves the needs of the international commercials, stills and film industry wanting to shoot in Africa. Originally founded in Los Angeles, the head office is now located in Cape Town, South Africa. Joining Dale Kushner  a couple of years later was  family...

Friday, Feb. 10, 2017

For director Drake Doremus, the Sundance Film Festival was a game changer. His feature length-directorial debut Douchebag, made its world premiere at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. A year later, his second feature, Like Crazy, won the Festival’s Grand Jury Prize in the U.S....

Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017

Lion (The Weinstein Company) roared on Saturday night. At the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards ceremony in Beverly Hills, Calif. the film earned director Garth Davis the Best First Feature honor. And across town at the ASC Awards in Hollywood, Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS, won the...

Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017

On the strength of La La Land, Damien Chazelle won the DGA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Feature Film on Saturday night (2/4) at the Beverly Hilton, making him the odds-on favorite to take the Best Director Oscar. All but seven of the DGA winners since 1948 have gone on to garner...

Friday, Feb. 10, 2017

If you view the glass as half empty, the dawn of the so-called post-truth era has us coming up short—an increasingly short attention span, a divided nation with short tempers on either extreme, and logic, civility and decency seemingly getting short shrift. 

But for the optimist, these...

Monday, Feb. 6, 2017

The New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons during a nailbiter Super Bowl 51 — and there were clear winners and losers off the field, too.

Advertisers had to tread carefully this year in a divisive political climate. Some went for all out escapist humor like T-Mobile and Tide,...

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017

It's no secret that TV has a habit of recycling past hits. ("Fuller House"?! Really?!)

This has always been the case with television. And now, among the nearly 500 scripted series overwhelming the viewer, TV reboots aren't going away. (More "Fuller House"?! Ah, c'mon!)

A natural...

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017

Somewhat deep into the searing and utterly necessary documentary "I Am Not Your Negro ," director Raoul Peck overlays audio from a 1960 U.S. Government film "The Land We Love," in which the narrator extols the virtues of America and the freedoms afforded all citizens, with images from the 1965...

Monday, Jan. 30, 2017

While there are a few good laughs to be had in "The Comedian " - and great cameos by myriad comics - Taylor Hackford's film isn't exactly a comedy.

It's a portrait of an aging entertainer, unfortunately hampered by the tired trope of a May-December romance and the implication that men...