Hobbits and Hunger Games are the best bets to bring the box office out of the woods this holiday season More »
If you ask filmmakers and distributors what separates New York Film Festival (NYFF) audiences from those attending the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF), they’ll probably answer only 109 miles. In fact, this year marked even less separation, as the two fests—one in Manhattan, one out east near the tip of Long Island—overlapped for several mid-October days. More »
As happens every year, the end of another rewarding, varied and surprising New York Film Festival (NYFF), organized by The Film Society of Lincoln Center, is a kind of beginning. More »
With Fury, writer-director David Ayer sets out to provide one of the most visceral and realistic depictions of World War II-era tank warfare yet committed to the screen. More »
Boomtown blues: Jesse Moss documents the struggles of a North Dakota community overwhelmed by job-seekers
The small town of Williston, North Dakota, is on the front lines of the central battles in today's economy. A boomtown thanks to its location atop the enormous Bakken shale oil field, Williston has seen its population almost double in ten years. More »
It won’t be a record-breaking year, but as delegates journey to Hollywood, Florida, for the 30th annual ShowEast Convention More »
A premium large-format cinema screen (PLF) is a clearly defined, technologically superior product, which can be marketed at a premium. In technology terms, 3D began the notion of a premium concept, but as 3D is now established in 39.3% of modern screens, cinema exhibitors believe they have found a new revenue driver in PLF. More »
Design results from many factors including location, context and surroundings, client programs, objectives and preferences, and budget. In cinema design, technology is always a major factor. More »
“The Woodstock Theatre project took monumentally long. It was challenging,” admits Willis Johnson. “But it was well worth the entire effort.” More »
“Cinemas are such visual and content-rich venues that integrating dynamic digital signage is a natural fit,” notes Thomas Evans from Samsung Electronics America. More »
LOOK…who’s lighting up the night. Not only has architect Tony Pleskow provided the perfect rendering to illustrate this year’s design theme, but he also sets the tone for our endeavor. More »
FJI looks at the latest innovations for the modern cinema lobby, as described by major manufacturers and leading architects. More »
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 »
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 »
Imagine stepping from life and being totally immersed in the story during your next cinema experience. More »
American tanks fight superior German forces in the closing days of World War II. More »
Virtuosic camerawork and a stellar ensemble of actors more than make up for the occasional moment of portentous twaddle in Alejandro G. Iñárritu's latest—and maybe his best—film. More »
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