Data man: How IMDB’s Col Needham conquered filmdom with just the facts

Col Needham

The founder and chief executive of the world’s largest film database, IMDB.com, is every bit the movie fan one could hope for. “I’ve now seen more than 8,500 films,” chuckles Col Needham, offering what proves to be a conservative estimate. More »

Counting on ‘The Equalizer’: Antoine Fuqua reunites with Denzel Washington for movie reboot of TV vigilante series

When a TV series makes the leap to the multiplex, it's typically expected to either continue the story that was told on the boob tube or function as a big-budget repeat of the pilot episode. More »

Sexy and sweet: ‘A Life in Dirty Movies’ offers an endearing portrait of soft-core filmmaker Joe Sarno and his wife Peggy

In the annals of movie pitches that have worked, “Imagine your favorite grandparents, only they make sex movies” surely has a place. More »

Reviews

The Maze Runner
Film Review: The Maze Runner

Youths try to break out of a deadly maze in the latest young-adult doomsday thriller. More »

This is Where I Leave You
Film Review: This Is Where I Leave You

Siblings bond, fight and face new problems after the death of their father in an ensemble dramedy based on the best-selling novel. More »

Walk Among the Tombstones Review
Film Review: A Walk Among the Tombstones

A grim ’70s-style detective story whose narrative failures are overshadowed by evocative turn-of-the-millennium anxieties and a world-weary tough-guy performance from Liam Neeson. More »

Hector and the Search for Happiness
Film Review: Hector and the Search for Happiness

A good cast comes and goes and can’t quite carry this overly stylized, globetrotting dramedy, about one man who literally searches high and low in his pursuit of true happiness. More »

Tusk
Film Review: Tusk

Kevin Smith kicks the dust off his filmmaking career with a wild, wooly walrus tale. More »

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 »

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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

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

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 »

Keep On Feature
Keepin’ On: Alan Hicks documents the special bond between jazz legend Clark Terry and blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin

The image is haunting and indelible: a pair of hands outstretched, searching unsteadily for another pair of outstretched hands, finally coming together and going into a big bear-hug embrace. Almost 70 years separate those hands, but the common bond of music erases that gap, and suddenly a state of perfect harmony exists. More »

guest
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 »

The Drop feature
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 »

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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