"Uncut Gems," one of the best movies of 2019, is now on Netflix.
Brad Pitt, M. Night Shyamalan and the late C.S. Lewis are at it again.
There is one area though that most film schools have seemed to overlook, and that is beyond the mechanics, beyond the completion of the movie. What is the effect of cinema on its audience?
One of the most common religious categories that has been applied to film is that of "parable." Unfortunately, most understandings of parables are bland and antiseptic.
'Dear Mr Hitchcock: There are many directors with a love of cinema, but what you possess is a love of celluloid itself and it is that which I would like to talk to you about...' 'Dear Mr.Truffaut: Your letter brought tears to my eyes...'
"Real people don't live their lives in isolation. I think that's part of the secret to any good crime franchise --to have a series' character people really want to get to know better. People in the UK and U.S. seem to really respond to Helen and Charlie and want to go where they do. "
Last weekend I had the opportunity to screen Doug Aitken's "Station to Station" at the Nuart in Santa Monica. Aiken attended the screening with fellow art world luminaries who were impressed by the film.
David Fincher thought Ben Affleck was so convincing as a liar in "Gone Girl" that he said he would be "suspicious" of the
What is Iranian noir? Like The Blair Witch Project it's shot in black and maybe recalls 60's B movies like Succubus with a little bit of Rebel Without a Cause, thrown in.
As I sat in an early screening of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 last week, I realized that I was experiencing a first in my career -- which, at my age, is a rare thing.