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Hollywood at war: when film-makers feud with each other

James Cameron and Patty Jenkins disagreeing over Wonder Woman’s grasp of feminism is not the first and won’t be the last example of directors falling out<p>When James Cameron and Patty Jenkins engaged in a war of words last week over Jenkins’s Wonder Woman, the ground-breaking film-makers were …

Clint Eastwood

Werner Herzog’s Film School Advice: 6 Crucial Lessons From a Master to His Pupils

Eight students share the unorthodox and extremely practical filmmaking lessons they learned making short films in Cuba with the master.<p>This past …

Quentin Tarantino Directed ‘Django’ Like A ‘Tyrant,’ Cursed At Jamie Foxx During Rehearsal — Watch

Would Foxx work with Tarantino again after "Django Unchained"? Absolutely.<p>Some filmmakers are notorious control freaks who forbid improvisation on …

Great Filmmakers Offer Advice to Young Directors: Tarantino, Herzog, Coppola, Scorsese, Anderson, Fellini & More

One-to-one relationships do not exist between the medieval European Guild system and contemporary labor unions or protectionist rackets…. …

Terry Gilliam

24 of the Coolest Set Photos in Movie History

Candid shots from some of the greatest films ever made.<p>Candid shots from some of the greatest films ever made.

Filmmaking

6 Filmmaking Tips From the 2017 Oscar Nominees for Best Director

Only one will get the award, but all five give winning advice.<p>Most of this year’s contenders for the Best Achievement in Directing Oscar are new to …

Los Angeles

The 10 Most Meticulous Filmmakers in Cinema History

Directors can sometimes be negatively stereotyped as control-freaks and imperious lunatics. While a great deal of people who make this generalization …

Filmmaking

Ava DuVernay's racial inequality doc 'The 13th' to open NYFF

NEW YORK (AP) — Ava DuVernay's "The 13th," a documentary about racial inequality and mass incarceration in the United States, will open the 54th New York Film Festival.<p>The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced the selection Tuesday. It's the first time Lincoln Center's prestigious film festival …

Constitutional Amendments

Boyhood Director Richard Linklater Is Taking a Stand for Girlhood

I Dream Too Much “isn’t really centered around a guy, or getting the guy, or breaking up with the guy.”<p>When <b>Richard Linklater</b>’s latest film—the raucous, joyful <i>Everybody Wants Some</i>—debuted earlier this year, it prompted a few questions, even from his most loyal fans. Namely: where, in this boisterous …

New York State

16 Famous Filmmakers Who Succeeded In Widely Diverse Genres

The relationship between a filmmaker and his or her style is a complex one. Many of them, as it can be seen on art in general, tend to have certain …

A Love Letter To Shane Black’s 2005 Cult Classic ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’

Okay, so this is what we’re going to do: We’re going to talk about <i>Kiss Kiss Bang Bang</i>, the 2005 directorial debut of Shane Black, writer of films like <i>Lethal Weapon</i> and, later, writer-director of <i>Iron Man 3</i>. We shouldn’t need a reason to do this, because <i>Kiss Kiss Bang Bang</i> is great and people should …

34 Things Christopher Nolan Shared About Making His First Feature Film and Learning From It

In 15 years, <b>Christopher Nolan</b> went from the anonymous lad in London shooting a B&W no-budget film to being one of the most courted filmmaker, able to …

10 Of The Most Promising Up-And-Coming Filmmakers You Should Keep An Eye On

It’s a fact. We have more filmmakers than we ever had in history and their numbers would only increase from now on. Film schools become more and more …

Cannes: Xavier Dolan on His Competition Entry and His Love of 'Home Alone'

The 27-year-old Canadian wunderkind returns to Cannes for the fifth time with a drama starring Marion Cotillard, Gaspard Ulliel and Vincent Cassel …

Ripoff

31 Facts You Might Not Know About "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World"

An ~unexpected character~ had a crush on Scott Pilgrim.<p>1. Michael Cera was the first and only person in mind for the role of Scott Pilgrim, after Edgar Wright saw him in <i>Arrested Development</i>.<p>2. Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Ramona Flowers) is from North Carolina, the same place Ramona is from in the …

The Electrician From ‘The Shining’ Has Some Great Memories About Stanley Kubrick

There is perhaps no major motion picture that has captivated audiences for as long as <i>The Shining</i> has while driving them all absolutely crazy. The film has influenced generations of filmmakers while driving people crazy with possible conspiracy theories like a link to the gold standard and more. …

Daisy Ridley Is About To Reunite With J.J. Abrams On A Very Non ‘Star Wars’ Role

Daisy Ridley is deep in filming for <i>Star Wars: Episode VIII</i>, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t willing to step out to do another film in the lull between movies. She’s currently in talks to star in another J.J. Abrams production, teaming with director Marielle Heller on an adaptation of the Israeli …

Star Wars

Paul Greengrass Thinks Young Artists are Being ‘Screwed To The Ground’ — Indiewire’s Thursday Rundown

Paul Greengrass Thinks Young Artists are Being 'Screwed To The Ground' — Indiewire's Thursday Rundown<p>In a new interview with The Guardian, director …

Why 'Suicide Squad' is really getting those expensive reshoots, according to the director

At least, that's what the film's director says.<p>In a tweet early Monday morning, "Suicide Squad" director David Ayer said the reshoots are a chance for him to plug in more action, rather than make the film lighter in tone.<p>In late March, Birth Movies Death reported that the studio, Warner Bros., …

Comic Books

Kevin Smith: Batman v Superman showed 'fundamental misunderstanding'

Ben Affleck’s long-term friend and collaborator – as well as future director of superhero TV series from same studio – says Zack Snyder’s movie lacks humour<p>Kevin Smith has waded into the debate over the much-maligned comic-book movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, arguing that Zack Snyder’s …

Comic Books

Roger, You Would Love Ebertfest 2016

With Chris Rock’s Oscar monologue about diversity still fresh in our minds, the 18th annual Ebertfest is geared toward championing diversity in all …

Social Activism

Star Wars young Han Solo rumors: Taron Egerton responds

Along with names like Jack Reynor (<i>Transformers: Age of Extinction</i>), Miles Teller (<i>Fatastic Four</i>), and Alden Ehrenreich (<i>Hail, Caesar!</i>), Taron …

Sir Alec Guinness Was No Fan of the Star Wars Dialogue

Sir Alec Guinness thought the Star Wars dialogue was “rubbish,” a new letter reveals.<p>“New rubbish dialogue reaches me every other day on wadges of …

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Star Wars' Daisy Ridley says: 'I will not apologise for how I look'

Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Daisy Ridley has hit back at internet trolls who accused her of setting “unrealistic expectations” by being too thin in the blockbuster space opera.<p>An Instagram user posted a meme of Ridley’s character Rey in JJ Abrams’s film, complete with additional speech bubble …

Star Wars

J.J. Abrams Reveals a Force Awakens Scene He Would Have Changed

[Warning: This post contains spoilers for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens.]</i><p>It’s no surprise that <i>Star Wars</i> fans might be critical when it comes to their …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

This is the most bizarre movie-set story ever — from an actor in mysterious director Terrence Malick's new 'Knight of Cups'

His films can best be described as esoteric fever dreams portraying a person's exploration of life, from adolescence in "Tree of Life" to enduring the madness of war in "The Thin Red Line."<p>What makes him and his work even more mysterious is that he refuses to do interviews and shies away from …

Making Movies

Ennio Morricone: Give music room to "breathe" - CNN Style

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Cookies

Ava DuVernay and Ryan Coogler to attend Flint benefit instead of Oscars

The Selma and Creed film-makers, considered snubbed by the Academy, will be participating in a live event to raise awareness for the water crisis in Michigan<p>Directors Ava DuVernay (Selma) and Ryan Coogler (Creed) have not officially boycotted this year’s Oscars ceremony on 28 February as a result …

Human Rights