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 »
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 »
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 »
Film producer Randy Ostrow will be honored with ShowEast 2014’s “Bingham Ray Spirit Award” More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
“With almost 400 attending, this was our largest conference to date,” says Ken Stein, executive director of the League of Historic American Theatres. More »
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 »
“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 »
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 »
“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 »
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 »
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 »
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