Movies

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 »

Breillat 2014
Strength and Weakness: France’s provocative Catherine Breillat challenges herself with semi-autobiographical drama

Catherine Breillat is best-known for her uncompromising portrayals of the lives of women and girls, and especially for the sexually explicit ways in which their stories unfold. More »

ShowEast to salute indie producer Randy Ostrow

Film producer Randy Ostrow will be honored with ShowEast 2014’s “Bingham Ray Spirit Award” More »

The One I Love
Odd romance: Charlie McDowell brings sci-fi spin to the rom-com with ‘The One I Love’

Given Charlie McDowell’s Hollywood pedigree, introductions to the director can sound heraldic. He is the son of actress Mary Steenburgen (The Help, Melvin and Howard) and cult actor Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange). He is the stepson of Ted Danson. He is the boyfriend of Rooney Mara. He is a friend of director Steven Soderbergh, whose cameras he borrowed to shoot his first feature, The One I Love. More »

Cinemas

Karmitz
Cinema on the Seine: France’s Marin Karmitz celebrates 40 years in the movie business

Over the course of his illustrious career in the business of cinéma, Marin Karmitz has worn many hats: cinematographer, director, producer and exhibitor, bookstore operator, architect and visionary, urban planner, cultural and political activist, philosopher. More »

Schiefelbein
On the Scene: Neely Schiefelbein brings marketing savvy to cinemas

This month’s Concession Spotlight swings back to the supply side of the industry with a profile of Neely Schiefelbein, VP of sales at Cinema Scene Marketing. More »

LHAT
All-star players: League of Historic Theatres lands in New York City

“With almost 400 attending, this was our largest conference to date,” says Ken Stein, executive director of the League of Historic American Theatres. More »

ShowSouth
Southern hospitality: ShowSouth returns to Atlanta for NATO-Georgia gathering

This year’s ShowSouth features a trio of highlights to which attendees of the intimate Atlanta, Georgia convention—those whom executive director Robin Miller calls “a big family”—can look forward. More »

NAC - Winans
Guarding the Association: Chuck Winans charts NAC’s growth

“I cannot tell you how many times I had calls from trade and consumer press, television stations… They were always complaining and yapping about how theatres and stadiums could possibly charge so much for concessions?” Chuck Winans still sounds exasperated. More »

Technology

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 »

Immersive Sound
The spectrum of immersive sound: New technologies create enhanced audio experience

Imagine stepping from life and being totally immersed in the story during your next cinema experience. More »

Audience Entertainment
That’s (Audience) Entertainment! Barco partnership adds interactive dimension to cinema package

“Audiences will soon interact with the big screen, engaging in a dialogue with both content and each other through group motion and sound!” That’s the idea behind iD– Interactive Dimension, which Barco and Audience Entertainment jointly announced in March. More »

Legend3D
Master of conversions: Legend3D’s Barry Sandrew goes deep

The Hollywood career of Dr. Barry Sandrew, who founded 3D-conversion and visual-effects giant Legend3D, moves from black-and-white to color and now to state-of-the-art 3D, as if mimicking the evolution of the movie industry itself. More »

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REVIEWS

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Film Review: Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Neither significantly better nor worse than its predecessor, the belated Sin City sequel is more of a repeat, rather than a continuation, of the original. More »

If I Stay
Film Review: If I Stay

Delivers as promised. More »

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