Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

After all these years living near the Arizona-Mexico border, encountering the “other” lost and blistered, hobbling across
Documentary filmmaker and Woodstock local Leon Gast received the Lifetime Achievement Award from filmmaker/director Barbara
That allowed Arthur to bring his own medicine to the story. He created the sweat lodge used in one scene from memory of his
After a year of global trekking to discover, nurture, nudge, prognosticate and congratulate all Oscar-worthy films, come April, I am left with the position of Monday morning quarterback.
The thing that gets me about the protests and the "oscarssowhite" movement is it's totally taken away from an array of amazing
Beavan took home the Costume Design award for her work on "Mad Max: Fury Road."
With the Oscars 2016 around the corner and the promise of more diversity by the year 2020 including women behind and in front of the camera, a change that was long overdue and finally is being challenged, there is still a need of more conversation about it.
Iñárritu's film of deific vengeance was one of several critically-acclaimed movies of the year serving up revenge. But its most obvious comparison is with Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, the other snow-filled, revenge-driven, quasi-Western released on the same day.
Huh? What? I'm a big fan of Leonardo DiCaprio. And he did an amazing job of being mauled, drowned, buried, stabbed, shot
Tarantino and Iñárritu Recreate Wilderness Epic in The Hateful Eight and The Revenant.
Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of one of the world's greatest innovators. It explores the digital revolution and shows
DiCaprio himself makes Glass a man who communicates through grunts, groans, growls and grrrs. He is very good at doing this, but it doesn't help you get inside Glass' head and understand the man. And as for acting awards for Leo -- I don't think so.
Watching a grizzled, greasy DiCaprio spend roughly two hours dragging, bleeding, drooling, groaning, and shivering himself across a frozen landscape could hardly be described as engaging storytelling.
What is a mentor? A teacher? A protector? A guide? A master? An editor? A coach? A fresh eye? All these things. The 2015 class of Rolex artistic protégés will remember what their distinguished mentors have taught them: To trust themselves. To be fearless. To get joy from difficulty. To bring narrative to a project. To rehearse in a hallway for three days and not be afraid. To juggle. To avoid being academic or theoretical. To become more "wild". To work hard. To question their identity. To use all five senses. To learn that to be an artist is a solitary journey, most often a frightening one.
These influential Latino figures -- including award-winning actors, directors, writers, and entrepreneurs -- are making an impact on their respective industries as they change perceptions of cultural identity.
No, you didn't just wake up in The Twilight Zone, to find that the last six months of your life are completely unaccounted for. The title above refers to a film, one screening at this year's Venice Film Festival, directed by Iranian filmmaker Vahid Jalilvand.
I crave, in no particular order, respect for the audience, respect for the story and its characters and respect for women. It boils down to the basic definition of the principle of this grand word "respect," which is "due regard for the feelings, wishes, rights or traditions of others."
While what a film does matters as much as how it is made, the richness of film study is found in a dialogue between the two, a dialogue formal film studies fosters and explores.
Having worked on Oscar campaigns for 35 years, I found going to the 87th Academy Awards ceremony a serious revelation of the American zeitgeist. On the other hand, celebrating "Oscar Weekend" was just a hell of a lot of fun.