Asian Film

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Hong Kong director’s Sleep Curse will keep fans wide awake

When Hong Kong movie fans talk about cult films, they cannot help but mention director Herman Yau’s horror features, The Untold Story (1993) and …

Do the right thing: a cinematic renaissance in Laos

The remnants of a nation’s cinematic heritage are stacked inside the Lao National Film Archive and Video Center in Vientiane. “When you go in, it’s …

Art’s desire: Sovereign prize proves cutting edge

When the Sovereign Art Prize was initiated in 2003 it aimed both for prestige and accessibility.<p>Over the years, they’ve managed to achieve a good …

Take Me to Church: The Editing of the ‘Kingsman’ Fight Scene

Hiding cuts in a hurricane of violence.<p>We’ve talked before about the narrative power of editing specifically when it comes to action scenes. In …

‘The Elephant Man’: A Portrait of an Outcast Defeating His Fears and Deformities with Creativity, Wit and Compassion

David Lynch, a name that is for many film enthusiasts the epitome for weird, surreal, and bizarre, surprised many people when he had characterised …

David Lynch

Who is MasterClass for? Talking to the people who take online classes with big-name celebs

Checking in with the celebrity education startup, two years after its launch<p>Nick Kennicott lives in rural Georgia, so when Gordon Ramsay asked him to go buy truffles and sea urchin to make an omelette, he balked. “I can’t get sea urchin and white truffle,” he said. “They’re like $500 per …

Los Angeles

How to run a successful independent film company

Jason Blum is the sort of producer that other producers want to be. He founded the independent Blumhouse Productions in 2000, and the fourth title …

Horror

A Love Letter to Cinema: The Challenges of Making an Indie Film in China

For 'King of Peking,' with a lot of luck and the help of around 600 friends, director Sam Voutas shot a love letter to cinema and Chinese bootlegging.<p>…

In the director’s chair: Camille Marotte on shooting anamorphic, digital budgets and being his girlfriend’s photographer

In the second of the director’s chair series, in which The Drum interviews directors on influences, passions and career highlights, Camille Marotte …

Election of New South Korean President Heralds Film Industry Reforms

The election of Moon Jae-in as South Korea’s new president heralds multiple changes in the country’s cultural and entertainment industries, including …

South Korea

Disney's Doc 'Born in China' Reveals a China You've Never Seen

The newest documentary from Disney Nature, <i>Born in China</i>, pans away from the country’s notoriously bustling, smog-choked cities to the pristine …

‘The Graduate’ 4K Restoration Clips: Mike Nichols’ Classic Coming-of-Age Film Returns to the Big Screen 50 Years Later

Nichols' 1967 comedy-drama, starring Dustin Hoffman, will screen in over 700 theaters nationwide.<p>It’s been 50 years since Mike Nichols made the …

Comedy-Drama

The Film Industry and the Smiling Curve

167<p>89<p>23<p>15<p><b>“Pliny. Pliny. Look. There’s two things: Development and Distribution. Everything in between is just process.”</b><p>It was Supersphere CEO Lucas …

A Devastating Holocaust Documentary Proves VR Filmmaking Isn't Just a Gimmick

It’s really easy to mess up a film project about the Holocaust. The wrong tone, the wrong direction, and it can all go horribly awry. Add …

'Intent to Destroy': What It's Like to Expose One of Hollywood's Most Horrifying Untold Stories

Joe Berlinger, a prolific documentarian, discusses 'Intent to Destroy,' his latest hot-button film.<p>Some say that the most groundbreaking movies …

Spend 17 Minutes In 1980s NYC With One Of The Decade's Best Photographers

fullscreen<p>In the 1980s, photographer Steven Siegel captured the city through its many layers of grit and gloom—from the subways to the burned out …

Panorama China launches Film Market

An attendee looks at a poster at the Film Market announcement. MAY ZHOU / CHINA DAILYFilm Market — a China-US platform geared to bringing together …

Film Festivals

'Niñato' Wins Buenos Aires Film Festival

Clara Simon took home the best director award for 'Summer 1993.'<p>Adrian Orr's <i>Niñato</i> topped the 19th edition of the Buenos Aires Film Festival …

Terror Threat Blamed for Cancellation of Indian Film Festival in Australia

The inaugural edition of the Indian Film Festival and Awards of Australia, which was due to run next week in Sydney, has been canceled. Organizers …

Film Festivals

Australia hosts controversial Syrian film festival showcasing life in warzone

For a country that's been at war for the past six years, it may come as a surprise that Syria still has a film industry.<p>Some of the country's biggest …

European Film Festival opens with more interaction

The European Film Festival, which opened nationwide on the 5th of May 2017 at Cinema Nouveau and is running concurrently in Johannesburg, Cape Town, …

Box Office: Baahubali 2 (Hindi) is UNSTOPPABLE, all set to BEAT Aamir Khan's Dangal's lifetime run!

Now this one could well find an entry into the record books of 'Believe it or not'! In just two weeks flat, Baahubali 2 (Hindi) is now set to be an …

10 Unproduced Documentary Projects That Deserve to Get Made — Hot Docs

The 2017 Hot Docs Pitch Forum provided an exciting window into the state of documentary filmmaking — and a lot of potentially top-notch films in …

Hybrid Distribution: One-Night-Only Screenings Could Make Your Documentary a Theatrical Hit

A look at distributor Richard Abramowitz's success of combining one night screening events with week long theatrical runs.<p>The dream of a national …

Los Angeles

Julian Assange helps Laura Poitras tell his complicated story in the revelatory documentary Risk

The Citizenfour director crafts an unsettling portrait of Wikileaks and its founder.<p><i>Update:</i> <i>On May 19, Swedish authorities</i> <i>dropped sexual assault charges</i> <i>against Julian Assange. However, British authorities stated that his arrest warrant still remains active.</i><p><i>Risk</i>, the new documentary about Julian …

Julian Assange

The Cinematography of Get Out: Toby Oliver, ASC

Toby Oliver, ASC is the award winning cinematographer behind the lens of Jordan Peel's debut film Get Out. “Get Out” has received high praise from …

Baahubali films remind us how VFX in Indian cinema still has a long way to go

May,03 2017 15:43:29 IST<p>In more ways than one, the <i>Baahubali</i> films are an event of spectacular proportions. The box office numbers – national and …

Bollywood

8 Free Resources to Soundtrack Your Social Video Without Getting Sued

If you’re posting social videos to YouTube, you should know that the site takes audio copyright very seriously. If you include music that doesn’t …

Social Media