Movies

Spidey Feature
Electro-fying: Marc Webb ups the ante as Jamie Foxx and Paul Giamatti join ‘Spider-Man’ villains gallery

He leaps into the void without a net, pouncing onto things and occasionally cracking wise to relieve the tension and make a point. Spider-Man? Sure. But also director Marc Webb... More »

1971 Newburgh Sting
At the Tribeca Fest: Two bold documentaries expose FBI spying and entrapment

Two eye-opening documentaries at this year’s fest zero in on the FBI overstepping its bounds More »

Belle Feature
The Belle of Brittania: Amma Asante directs true story of a young mixed-race woman who changed history

Director Amma Asante on Belle, Fox Searchlight’s May 2 release inspired by the life of the real Dido Elizabeth Belle, illegitimate mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy admiral and the great-niece of Chief Justice Lord Mansfield, the man who raised her, and whose court rulings influenced the English abolition of slavery. More »

Ozon Feature
She was just 17: Francois Ozon’s provocative drama introduces ‘Young & Beautiful’ Marine Vacth

After the mesmerizing In the House, French auteur François Ozon has done it again with the equally riveting Young & Beautiful, which opens in New York on April 25. More »

Surnow feature
Big time: ‘24’ co-creator Joel Surnow drives off the TV lot with refurbished car-dealer comedy

Small Time, which marks the big-screen directing debut of a small-screen writer-producer, is a charmer of a character comedy that comes out exactly life-size. More »

Cinemas

Alamo Drafthouse
In Another League: Austin-based movie-dining concept moves east to New York

Who wouldn’t like sitting in a quiet movie theatre without enduring cellphone chats, conversations among fellow patrons, or, worst of all, shrieking toddlers? More »

Who's Who
Who’s who in event cinema: A guide to major alternative-content suppliers

Film Journal International presents a guide to significant players in the field of alternative content (aka event cinema) programming for cinemas. More »

Alternative Content
Alternative content takes center stage: Lessons in success from those who’ve made it work

“I think, in this age of more and more independent isolation, all of us with our online activity, Twitter and Facebook and watching content on our laptops and our phones, that there’s still this human need to connect to other human beings,” says Fathom Events senior VP Shelly Maxwell. More »

Loria
Gaining momentum: CAC pitches big screens as perfect date for advertisers

It’s an Ad Ad Ad Ad World, as anyone in or using media knows. More »

Cinema Ad
Big-screen buy-in: At Cineplex Media and NCM Networks, more play and turbo speed boost cinema advertising’s appeal

As evidenced by our section lead-in conversation with the head of the Cinema Advertising Council, it has been another banner year for advertising on and around the big screen. More »

Technology

CinemaCon tech recap
CinemaCon tech in review: Immersive experiences, laser projection, audio enhancements and rockin’ seats among the trends at NATO show

“Immersion” was arguably the number-one technology buzzword at March’s CinemaCon gathering in Las Vegas, and we’re not just talking about the new immersive audio systems from Dolby and Barco that are competing for the business of motion picture exhibitors. More »

Jack Kline Profile
Saluting Jack Kline: Christie exec named a champion of enhanced cinematic presentation

“When Tom Christie hired me almost three-and-a-half decades ago, he had a very simple vision and philosophy about the company. He said: I want to build quality products, I want to provide good service to our customers, and I want to use integrity in our business dealings.” More »

Immersive Sound Forum
Open discussion: Immersive audio and the need for standards

On Thursday morning, March 27, at CinemaCon, the International Cinema Technology Association will present the seminar “The Road to Open Standards for Immersive Audio,” which will seek to shed some light on the new competing 3D sound formats and the goal of establishing open standards. More »

DCDC
Special delivery: DCDC network promises to revolutionize cinema content distribution

The Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition (“DCDC”) was founded by Warner Bros. Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Regal Entertainment Group, Cinemark and AMC Theatres to benefit the entire entertainment industry by enabling the digital delivery of movies and other forms of entertainment product to North American theatres in a highly efficient, cost-effective manner. More »

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REVIEWS

Transcendence
Film Review: Transcendence

Johnny Depp is an idealistic researcher whose consciousness is uploaded into an artificial intelligence in this slick techno-thriller with delusions of seriousness from Christopher Nolan’s cinematographer. More »

Draft Day
Film Review: Draft Day

Pro football manager faces crises on the most important day of his career in a well-tooled vehicle for Kevin Costner. More »

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