It’s a wonderful experience to sit in a movie theater, watch a film, and about halfway through, come to the realization that you’re having a truly satisfying time. Lantana does this to you by slowly, inexorably winding you into its narrative net by the accretion of deep, revealing, realistic character … MoreRead more
What is the Horror New Wave? And how did we get there? Research on the topic reveals that the “New Wave” moniker is often bandied about with little justification. Yet careful application of the term can be enlightening rather than obfuscating.
Suspension of disbelief is not the only criteria for … MoreRead more
“Quite an experience to live in fear, isn’t it? That’s what it is to be a slave.” Thus speaks replicant Roy Batty in Blade Runner (1982), having turned the tables on his would-be executioner, Deckard, while neatly summarizing the predicament of creatures created to serve mankind. As Deckard clings to … MoreRead more
There’s a digital filmmaking revolution happening. Just not where you might think.
Early in December I attended a preview screening of The Last Samurai. As press, I get inside screenings before the rest of crowd. After I had sat down in the empty theater, I noticed that two security … MoreRead more