Scudder missile: Liam Neeson embodies Lawrence Block’s private eye in Scott Frank’s ‘Walk Among the Tombstones’
When he first tackled A Walk Among the Tombstones, a Universal release opening Sept. 19, screenwriter Scott Frank was coming off a string of successes that included Get Shorty and Out of Sight. More »
Keepin’ On: Alan Hicks documents the special bond between jazz legend Clark Terry and blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin
The image is haunting and indelible: a pair of hands outstretched, searching unsteadily for another pair of outstretched hands, finally coming together and going into a big bear-hug embrace. Almost 70 years separate those hands, but the common bond of music erases that gap, and suddenly a state of perfect harmony exists. More »
Articulate. Funny. Thoughtful. Polite… Do those sound like the adjectives you'd expect to see in connection with a writer-director team who first attracted attention in 2010 with the low-budget serial-killer movie A Horrible Way to Die? More »
Tragedy dogs the characters in The Drop, a Fox Searchlight release starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and James Gandolfini. Set in blue-collar Brooklyn, the story follows bartender Bob Saginowski through a series of life-changing crises. More »
Sibling rivalry: Craig Johnson directs ‘SNL’ alums Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader as estranged ‘Skeleton Twins’
When Craig Johnson first attempted to secure distribution for his debut feature, True Adolescents, following its well-regarded premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival in 2009, he found himself listening to the proverbial crickets. Potential buyers “weren’t quite sure where it sat,” he remembers. More »
Each year, vice president of Rouman Amusement Company George Rouman and vice president of F&F Management John Scaletta attempt to “find some type of a trend, or something important, or some key issue” affecting the movie theatre industry which they can explore at the Geneva Convention, says Rouman. 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 »
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 »
An excellent cast carries this familiar crime story that relies on revelations a little far-fetched. More »
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