Scudder missile: Liam Neeson embodies Lawrence Block’s private eye in Scott Frank’s ‘Walk Among the Tombstones’

Tombstones Feature

When he first tackled A Walk Among the Tombstones, a Universal release opening Sept. 19, screenwriter Scott Frank was coming off a string of successes that included Get Shorty and Out of Sight. More »

Surprise 'Guest': Dan Stevens upends his image in nasty thriller from Adam Wingard & Simon Barrett

Articulate. Funny. Thoughtful. Polite… Do those sound like the adjectives you'd expect to see in connection with a writer-director team who first attracted attention in 2010 with the low-budget serial-killer movie A Horrible Way to Die? More »

Requiem for a barman: Michael Roskam teams with Dennis Lehane for Brooklyn noir ‘The Drop’

Tragedy dogs the characters in The Drop, a Fox Searchlight release starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and James Gandolfini. Set in blue-collar Brooklyn, the story follows bartender Bob Saginowski through a series of life-changing crises. More »

Reviews

The Guest
Film Review: The Guest

A grieving family opens its doors to a polite young man who knew their late son when both were serving in the military in this cautionary thriller about the perils of taking things–and people–at face value. More »

No Good Deed
Film Review: No Good Deed

This one certainly doesn't go unpunished, at least for the audience. More »

The Drop review
Film Review: The Drop

An excellent cast carries this familiar crime story that relies on revelations a little far-fetched. More »

Dolphin Tale 2
Film Review: Dolphin Tale 2

Handicapped dolphin Winter finds a new friend in this wholesome sequel to a family favorite. More »

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
Film Review: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby

Tragic star-crossed lovers are centrally featured here, but the writing and handling are so annoyingly arch and arty that you don't care a fig about them. More »

The Skeleton Twins
Film Review: The Skeleton Twins

A film with many shortcomings, yet notable for its ensemble cast and fine acting. More »

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Spotlight

Sound at Seats
Good vibrations: Transducer technologies enable sound at your seat

In our September edition last year, Film Journal International presented the first industry-wide survey of 4D systems that offer seat motion and other tactile enhancements to the film experience. More »

Laser article
Shining light on lasers: Illumination technology enters a new phase

The recent introduction at CinemaCon 2014 of the first commercially available laser-illuminated projectors puts the cinema industry in the forefront of what can be considered its fourth generation in illumination technology. More »

Filmmakers

Skeleton Twins feature
Sibling rivalry: Craig Johnson directs ‘SNL’ alums Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader as estranged ‘Skeleton Twins’

When Craig Johnson first attempted to secure distribution for his debut feature, True Adolescents, following its well-regarded premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival in 2009, he found himself listening to the proverbial crickets. Potential buyers “weren’t quite sure where it sat,” he remembers. More »

Life of Crime feature
Crime story: Jennifer Aniston gets carried away in Daniel Schechter’s film of Elmore Leonard comic caper

Chances were slim that Daniel Schechter would ever be able to make Life of Crime, a Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions release opening August 29. More »

Starred Up feature
Barred in Britain: David Mackenzie’s prison drama ‘Starred Up’ depicts a fraught father-son relationship

If you’re a sucker for father-son stories, as I am, you’ll probably blanch at Starred Up, as I did. There’s not a sentimental bone in its head, and there is much that is so unremittingly savage that anyone squeamish will have awfully heavy sledding. More »

Liebesman
Return of the Turtles: Jonathan Liebesman oversees the reboot of those high-kicking Mutant Ninjas

Thirty years ago, Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird gave birth to four extraordinary terrapins. That's right, the pizza-loving, high-kicking Ninja Turtles aren't teenagers anymore... More »

Industry Associations

NATO

News, statistics and publications from the National Association of Theatre Owners, the world's largest exhibition trade organization. More »

NAC

Education programs, services and news from the National Association of Concessionaires. More »

MPAA

Information on the ratings system, legislative news and press releases from the Motion Picture Association of America. More »

ICTA

Learn about the latest technological advances for the motion picture theatre industry from the International Cinema Technology Association. More »

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