Silent treatment: Rialto releases Alfred Hitchcock's little-seen early films in sparkling restorations
He may have been the most famous film director in the world, but for years it has been next to impossible to see Alfred Hitchcock's seminal works. New restorations of nine of his earliest titles will be touring the country this summer, giving viewers the chance to gain a fuller understanding of how the "Master of Suspense" evolved. More »
Australia has a small population and film market, but it also has a distinct landscape, indigenous voice and a unique government support system for film funding. Add to this Australians’ passion for the visual arts, in photography, fashion, design and especially film, and it stands to reason this country “down under” performs well above its fighting weight on the world cinematic stage. More »
Zombies have taken over the world—not literally, of course, but thanks to a string of recent successes, it feels as though everyone has zombie fever. More »
Note worthy: Morgan Neville's 'Twenty Feet from Stardom' tunes in to music's unsung heroes, backup singers
Backup singers. We may not know their names, but we've all heard their work, on songs by The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder. More »
As ShowCanada kicks off today in St. John’s, Newfoundland, it’s a good time to salute Canada’s major contribution to motion picture history. From pioneers of the silent-movie era to today’s roster of bright stars, the steady flow of talent from up north has energized some of the world’s favorite movies. O Canada! More »
In 2012, attendance for European Union films grew by 12% year on year, amounting to around 313 million admissions, boosted by Skyfall, the latest installment of the James Bond franchise. The British secret agent’s new outing, a majority U.K. co-production, brought the market share of European films within the EU to 33.6%, the highest level of the century. More »
“My goal was always the same,” Shari Redstone, president of National Amusements, assures, namely “to create the ultimate luxury experience and entertainment destination for moviegoing. While we do get better each and every time, I always believe that ‘as good as this is, you also have to realize there is something yet to come.’ So we are never complacent and are always trying to build upon making that experience better.” More »
On any number of summer evenings in New York City, hundreds of people climb to a rooftop and watch a movie with the city as a backdrop. For 17 years, Rooftop Films has shown indie films in these breathtaking settings, tapping into viewers’ desires for unique experiences—and a sense of interconnectedness. More »
For the second year in a row, CineEurope is Barcelona-bound. The 22nd edition of the European cinema convention will once again be based at El Centro de Convenciones Internacional de Barcelona June 24-27 and will address all the dramatic changes impacting the movie exhibition business. More »
Legend No. 17, a biography of the legendary hockey player Valery Kharlamov, has become the most successful Russian movie production in history. More »
In mid-2013, we find digital conversions in the Europe, Africa and the Middle East (EMEA) slowing as the major cinema-going markets near saturation, with Northern and Western Europe virtually done with either 100% conversion or few remaining independents to go. More »
All images aren’t born equal. Oliver Pasch, head of European digital cinema sales at Sony Digital Cinema, asks what makes a beautiful picture—and argues that genuine quality means more than counting pixels. More »
Leading 3D company RealD has changed the outlook for 3D presentations with the introduction of a groundbreaking new screen. Rod Archer, VP, cinema products, provides the details in this exclusive Q&A. More »
“I think we could have a handful of laser projectors installed at premier cinema sites around the world by the end of the year,” predicts Dr. Don Shaw, senior director, product management, at Christie Entertainment Solutions. More »
Film Journal International made the rounds of the tradeshow at CinemaCon in Las Vegas and reports back on the latest innovations and trends, as outlined by experts at some of the top cinema technology companies. More »
Zack Snyder’s overblown, overlong and overdone Superman reboot features a charming star turn by Henry Cavill but buries him inside a drearily violent, flashback-riddled story. More »
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