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45 Things We Learned from the 10 Cloverfield Lane Commentary

“I think ice cream after a murder is always the creepiest thing you can do.”<p>I know I’m in the minority on this, but I am no fan of 2008’s <i>Cloverfield</i>. …

Werner Herzog Thinks Most Film School, Like Life Itself, Is Useless

Aspiring filmmakers, listen up: You’re wasting three years of your life in film school. Great German filmmaker Werner Herzog thinks you can learn the …

3 Things You Can Learn About Editing from Watching 'Die Hard'

Studying movies can be the best film school and can teach you so much about filmmaking, even when it comes to editing.<p>When it comes to editing, being …

Channeling David Fincher: How ‘House of Cards’ Created a ‘Hyper’ Look For Its Most Ambitious Episode

Cinematographer David Dunlap breaks down shooting the episode that snagged a Best Cinematography nomination.<p>Television shows establish the foundation …

First-timer's guide to Sundance Film Festival: Insider tips from a pro

The Sundance Film Festival, the nation's largest independent film festival, kicks off later this month in Park City, Utah. I have attended the 10-day …

Houston

Super 8: A Primer for the 21st Century Filmmaker

CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, held each January in Las Vegas, is usually a place where new technologies compete for eyes and wallets, where, in …

32 Films We Can’t Wait to See at Sundance 2017

Before we travel to the snowy mountains of Utah, we had to set our yearly Sundance to-watch list.<p>As we’ve done for a number of years, we’re headed …

Santa Barbara Film Festival Announces 2017 Lineup

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has announced the lineup for its upcoming 32nd edition, including its international gala event and …

Film Festivals

This map shows where Bafta-nominated films were set and shot around the world

This week saw the prestigious Bafta 2017 nominations, honouring the best British and international contributions to the films of last year. Despite many being filmed in Britain and the US, producers and actors have travelled the world to shoot scenes in arresting landscapes.<p>Travel firm Love …

Japan tourism growing rapidly

The number of foreign tourists visiting Japan has reached a record high, the government in Tokyo has said. It wants to double the number by 2020 when …

Tourism

Watch: Yes, 'The Master' is a Great Film, and Here's Why

If you're not convinced, this video essay proves PTA's most hypnotic feature is also one of his most criminally underrated.<p>It is an undeniable fact …

A lush curtain of greenery provides privacy for this sprawling home in Vietnam

A curtain of lush greenery flows along the main hallway of this gorgeous residence in Vietnam. MIA Design Studio designed the Drawer House for a …

Seven bucket list holidays your family should take in 2017

Whatever the age of your child, there is a world of opportunity in 2017 to challenge your family to try something new.<p>Perhaps you’ve always dreamt of seeing the Northern Lights in Scandinavia; maybe you seek a spell of island escapism in the Indian Ocean; or it may be that you wish to bring your …

Why Eastern Europe Will be 2017’s Hot Travel Destination

Gazing up at the Eiffel Tower post-baguette, or tossing coins into the Trevi Fountain before devouring bowls of cacio e pepe are dreamy European experiences that will forever inspire flights to Paris and Rome. Beyond such timeless locales, however, curious itinerants are increasingly looking east …

Cinematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen on bringing ‘Fences’ from stage to screen with Denzel Washington

When asked during our recent webcam chat (<i>watch above</i>) about turning <b>August Wilson</b>‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Fences” into a cinematic experience, …

12 Tips Every First-Time Philadelphia Visitor Should Know

Welcome to Philadelphia! You’re about to embark on a journey through history. While Philly is known for many things, there’s a lot more beneath the …

European Travel

Hawaii has been ranked as the healthiest state in the US for the fifth year in a row

If you’re planning to visit Hawaii, you’ll be glad to learn that it has been ranked as the healthiest state in the US in 2016 for the fifth year in the row.<p>United Health Foundation’s 27th America’s Health Rankings Annual placed Hawaii in first position, followed by Massachusetts, Connecticut, …

What the Rise of Denis Villeneuve Could Mean for Genre Movies

As the director charts a path from 'Arrival' to 'Blade Runner' to 'Dune' — are audiences and executives looking for filmmakers instead of franchises …

Science Fiction

Iconic Christmas Movie Landmarks You Can Actually Visit, From Love Actually to Home Alone

Christmas calls for binge-watching movies. And those of the holiday variety are often preferred. But if a year of nonstop Netflix has made you stir-crazy, consider touring the locations from one of your favorite holiday films instead. Below, we break down stops from six of such productions. One …

An Interesting United States Map That Plots the Most Popular Holiday Movie in Each State

CableTV.com has created an interesting map of the United States that features the most popular holiday movie in each state.<p>As you can see, there are …

United States

'Manchester by the Sea's' Kenneth Lonergan: "There's as Many Ways to Make a Film as There Are Films" | Writer Oscar Roundtable

The writer-director-playwright notes Stanley Kubrick, Marcel Proust and Werner Herzog as some of the creators he finds most inspiring.<p>"By the time I …

Hollywood

Gianfranco Rosi Interview: The ‘Fire at Sea’ Director Discusses His Oscar-Shortlisted Documentary

The film also won the Golden Bear in Berlin earlier this year.<p>Gianfranco Rosi’s “Fire at Sea” was one of nine films to gain a slot on the Academy’s …

Cinematographer James Laxton (‘Moonlight’) on creating ‘immersive experience’

“We attempted to create a very immersive experience,” reveals cinematographer <b>James Laxton</b> as we chat via webcam (<i>watch above</i>) about “Moonlight.” …

Lizzie Borden thriller filming in Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Filming is underway in Savannah, Georgia, for the psychological thriller “Lizzie,” which stars Chloe Sevigny as Lizzie …

Filmmaking

8 Must-See Iconic Californian Film And TV Locations

Beautiful California is pretty much one massive film set.<p>Hollywood is a hive of movie making activity, but directors don’t stay inside the studio …

Northern California

Visit These ‘Raiders Of The Lost Ark’ Travel Locations This Summer

Thirty-five years ago, a rogue adventurer/archeology professor named Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) burst onto the silver screen. While carefully taking a sacred gold statue from the depths of an ancient temple, he also managed to steal the hearts of movie goers everywhere. Created as a …

Movies

10 Game of Thrones Filming Locations That You Can Visit

Now that another season of Game of Thrones has come and gone, we're ready to experience a taste of Westeros in any way we can. According to top travel site TripAdvisor, interest in <b>GOT</b>-inspired vacations has skyrocketed, with 10 filming locations from the show topping travelers' bucket lists. …

The Cast and Crew of 'Outlander' Reveal Their Favorite Filming Locations

The masterminds behind the Starz hit spoke to T+L about the best places they went on the job.<p><i>Outlander</i>, the sexy time-travel drama with a major cult …

Filmmaking