Holiday Preview
Holiday at the movies: Hobbits and Hunger Games top the cinema gift list

Hobbits and Hunger Games are the best bets to bring the box office out of the woods this holiday season More »

Hamptons 2014
Eastern alternative: Hamptons Film Festival generates its own star power

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 »

NYFF 2014 Wrap
That’s a wrap! Recapping the second half of the 52nd New York Film Festival

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 »

Fury Feature
‘Fury’ duty: David Ayer leads Brad Pitt and company in World War II tank drama

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 »

Overnighters feature
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 »


ShowEast 30: Exhibitors to network at Hollywood, Florida convention

It won’t be a record-breaking year, but as delegates journey to Hollywood, Florida, for the 30th annual ShowEast Convention More »

Premium Large Format
A bigger picture: Tracking the growth of Premium Large Format

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 »

TK Article 2014
Designing for diversity: New demographics and global expansion impact cinema planning

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 »

Woodstock feature
Woodstock wonder: Classic Cinemas cement their commitment with historic remake and expansion

“The Woodstock Theatre project took monumentally long. It was challenging,” admits Willis Johnson. “But it was well worth the entire effort.” More »

Starplex Enterprise: Samsung and Barco light up Ridgefield Park lobby

“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 »


Illuminated Designs
Illuminated designs: Cinema architecture that sparkles, shimmers and shines

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 »

Lobby roundup
The show before the show: Theatre lobbies enter a new era

FJI looks at the latest innovations for the modern cinema lobby, as described by major manufacturers and leading architects. More »

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 »



Fury Review
Film Review: Fury

American tanks fight superior German forces in the closing days of World War II. More »

Film Review: Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

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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