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The Lost City: Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

~ by Dora Endre ~ Director siblings Adam Nee and Aaron Nee tackled a serious task with their third feature. None other than reviving a classic genre. Romantic-adventure-screwball comedies had immense popularity back in the Heyday of Hollywood. It is enough to think of such movies as Frank Capra’s It...

Organic Collaborations and the Discipline of Creative Artists: Conversation with Legendary Filmmaker Mike Leigh

Through the past five decades, legendary writer-director Mike Leigh, has developed an unparalleled body of work. He is one of the most daring, talented and beloved filmmakers in contemporary British cinema, renowned for his humanistic, innovative and exploratory work on the silver screen, television and on stage. He talks to...

Filming Formula One – Exclusive Interview with Phil Rorke

Formula One’s television production team is in charge of capturing all races from the first cars testing their upgrades on track in practice sessions to the ecstatic moments of champagne popping on the podium. Today the international feed glues a record number of new and old motorsports aficionados to the...

How Frustration Led Maggie Gyllenhaal to Direct The Lost Daughter

Many factors contributed to Gyllenhaal’s leap of faith moment and transition from acting to directing. The Oscar nominee has recently revealed that frustration was a significant part of it all. ~ by Dora Endre ~ The Lost Daughter is an acclaimed psychological drama from a novel by bestselling author Elena Ferrante (a...

Kevin Spacey in a Comeback Film: a Sign of Bad Taste?

~ by Dora Endre ~ The Man Who Drew God, the controversial new project by filmmaker-actor Franco Nero is currently in post-production. It will mark the first movie Kevin Spacey (American Beauty, The Usual Suspects) appeared since sexual allegations against the Oscar winner surfaced. Back in 2017, multiple accusations were made by...

Exclusive Interview with Philippe Lesage: As Long As There’s Movement, There Is Hope

Philippe Lesage is an internationally renowned, Canadian writer–director who began his career as a documentary filmmaker prior to transitioning into making narrative features. His documentary, The Heart That Beats (Ce cœur qui bat) won several prizes, notably Québec’s Jutra award for Best Feature Documentary. His debut fiction feature, The Demons...

It is Not a Man’s World, Jane Campion and The Power of the Dog

Bobby: Come on Phil, what is it? There is something there, right? Phil Burbank: Not if you can’t see it, there ain’t. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELvKuuXdfCU If I see a piano, I think of Jane Campion. If I think of Jane Campion, I think of wind whistling through a wide-open space carrying...

A Hero – Best Non-English Language Movie According to Dora Endre

This past year has served us with numerous excellent non-English speaking movies. It is enough to think about Sorrentino’s highly biographical and courageous “The Hand of God” or Almodóvar’s tear-filled journey from cradle-to-grave “Parallel Mothers”. I strongly encourage everyone to look for and find their reading glasses, hit Netflix and...

Margaret Atwood didn’t get the profits from ‘The Handmaid’s Tale?

OTTAWA (The Guardian) - Author says she ‘did not have a negotiating position’, after selling the rights of her novel to MGM for a 1990 film, which the studio retained. Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s Tale, has revealed that profits from the hugely successful 2017 TV series of her novel...

Here are the winners of the ACE Editing Awards!

LOS ANGELES - (THE VARIETY)- The cascading timeline structure of Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” and the manic assemblage of “I, Tonya” were among the editing feats that wowed the American Cinema Editors organization this year. The two films won the dramatic and comedy prizes, respectively, at the 68th annual ACE Eddie...

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