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Intense Trailer for Ryan Reynold's Thriller CAPTIVES

Haunting Trailer for THE QUIET ONES - "Quiet No More"

Cannes 2014: When choosing films, festival follows its own formula

The<p>Cannes Film Festivalcan certainly welcome, and boost, movies that aim to beAcademy Awardsplayers — the festival has premiered at least one best picture nominee in four of the last five years, including "Nebraska" in 2013.<p>But as it made clear when it announced this year's official selection …

First Images From Ryan Gosling's Directorial Debut 'Lost River' – /Film

<b>Ryan Gosling</b> spent some of the last year making his first feature as a director. Originally called <b>How to Catch a Monster</b>, the film is now called <b>Lost</b> …

Ryan Gosling

Joss Whedon's IN YOUR EYES - Chilling Opening Scene

Tribeca 2014: In 'When the Garden Was Eden,' a basketball paradise

Phil Jackson's emergence from retirement to take over basketball operations for theNew York Knicks last month completes a basketball circle that began, of course, when the young North Dakotan was drafted by the team and helped lead it to two world championships, in 1970 and 1973.<p>Those triumphant, …

Tribeca Film Festival

We Are the Best! review – Lukas Moodysson rediscovers his sense of fun

A film about a 1980s proto-riot grrrl band is a boisterous pleasure<p>Sweden's Lukas Moodysson scored a likable crossover hit with his 2000 comedy <i>Together</i>, about 1970s commune living, but later veered off into dark, experimental realms so confrontationally outre that they made Lars von Trier look like …

Wake in Fright – Philip French on the Australian classic starring an outstanding Donald Pleasence

A key film in Australian cinema, <i>Wake in Fright</i> is based on Kenneth Cook's 1961 novel about John Grant, a weak, frustrated teacher in the outback going to Sydney for Christmas, losing all his money gambling in a bleak town known as "the Yabba", and spending several nightmarish days and nights …

Women bridge gender gap as French film embraces a new nouvelle vague

Half a century has passed since a group of mostly young and almost exclusively male directors electrified the culture-starved, postwar public with what would become known as <i>nouvelle vague</i> films.<p>Using handheld cameras and with a shortage of both money and celluloid, François Truffaut, Claude …

Locke review – 'bold and evocative'

Tom Hardy proves he can act in a minor key in this compelling portrait of a man in transit and in crisis<p>Till now, Tom Hardy's best-known performances have tended to project the image of the movie star most likely to headbutt someone on the red carpet. I'm not thinking just of his unintelligibly …

The Evolution Of Artificial Intelligence In Movies Since The 1920s

While the new film is a look at what happens when technology becomes humanoid, it's certainly not the first movie to ever do so. In fact, cinema has been toying with the idea of The Singularity — the point at which A.I. acquires beyond-genius-level intelligence — since the 1920s, even if it was …

Artificial Intelligence

Hollywood plays to the faithful, finds hits with God | Reuters

(Reuters) - Hollywood has embraced God in a big - and lucrative - way.<p>The movie “Heaven is for Real,” which depicts the story of a young boy who claims to have visited heaven during a near death experience, is the fourth faith-based film this year to stir movie-going audiences with impressive box …

French, American cultures collide in romantic comedy '5 to 7' | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - French and American attitudes about food, wine, world events, and love and marriage collide in “5 to 7,” a love story set in New York that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.<p>Actor Anton Yelchin poses during ceremonies for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences …

There’s a New Joss Whedon Movie, and You Can Watch It Now

There's a New Joss Whedon Movie, and You Can Watch It Now<p>Joss Whedon fans got a pleasant shock just shy of midnight East Coast time last night, when …

Construction

Tarantino's The Hateful Eight liveread: 'Reminiscent of Reservoir Dogs'

Director Quentin Tarantino and the website Gawker are at each other's throats over the latter's now infamous link to an online copy of Tarantino's latest screenplay, The Hateful Eight. Enraged that this had happened when casting had barely commenced, the director shut down the movie unilaterally …

Quentin Tarantino Continuing Work on 'The Hateful Eight' Script – /Film

It seems like the best hope for <b>Quentin Tarantino</b>‘s live read of <b>The Hateful Eight</b> — that working on the staged reading of the script would revive the …

Box Office Shocker: America Preferred Heaven To The Singularity On Easter

On the weekend when many Americans celebrated Jesus conquering death and sending his rabbit minions to lay chocolate tokens of immortality, the box office, aptly, was the scene of an epic struggle between competing visions of the afterlife: the ability to upload your own consciousness</i> …

Want to Fall in Love With a Lens? Try a Prime Lens

Zoom lenses are everywhere in modern photography — from mobile devices to point and shoot cameras to entry level DSLRs, a zoom lens is pretty much a …

Cameras

How to Use the Color Red for Impact in Your Photography

Believe it or not, the first attempts at color photography date all the way back to the 1840's. Over the years, various inventors improved the color …

Landscape Photography

5 Painless Steps for Getting Rid of the Fear of Street Photography Once and for All

“Look at me,” he said. Complying, I turned in the man’s direction. “Look me in the eyes!”… I tried to raise my eyes and look into his, but I …

When and How to Use a Monopod Instead of a Tripod

In George Orwell’s seminal book Animal Farm, the animals in question stated that four legs were better than two. In this article we are going to look …

Crop Factor Explained: How Sensor Size Affects the Field of View

These days, we often hear about the benefits of full frame cameras over APS-C, we are told about four thirds sensors and micro four thirds sensors …

DigitalRev Speed Shooter: How to Capture High-Speed Photos of Fire and Water

About a month ago, the folks at DigitalRev TV launched a new series called “Speed Shooter” in which they show you how to take great high-speed shots …

13 Things Your Camera Wishes You Knew

Your sad, old camera will start to treat you better if you learn to take care of it.Every time I go to my nephews’ soccer games and see all the …

Mirrorless on the Job - Episode 2: Why the Fuji X100s is the perfect second body - MirrorLessons

Back in July, I published the first article in the Mirrorless on the Job series. In the article, I shared my experience as a professional …

Rediscovering the pleasure of black and white photography with the Fuji X100s - MirrorLessons

With the advent of digital photography, black and white has often, if not always, become a post-processing option rather than a style to adopt during …