Filmmaking

Watch the new trailer for Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One

Ready Player One hits theaters on March 30th, 2018<p>We got our first look at Steven Spielberg’s next big science fiction movie <i>Ready Player One</i> at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year, and today, Warner Bros. released a new trailer on Facebook Live, with author Ernie Cline answering questions about …

Movies

The 17 Oscar best picture winners since 2000, ranked from worst to best

The 21st century is less than two decades old, but its first batch of Best Picture winners already paint an extraordinary portrait of a world in flux.<p>From a massive historical epic to an intimate digital indies — from a musical that riffs on showbiz standards to period drama that reflects on …

Kathryn Bigelow

Watch: Why It's Important to Let Your Edit 'Breathe'

There are many facets to editing, but here's one that you'll definitely want to master.<p>Editing is so much more than cutting. I mean, yeah, that's …

Spike Lee Weighs in on the Casey Affleck, Nate Parker Controversy: ‘It Was a Dirty, Low-Down Shame’

He thinks there were "some shenanigans" involved.<p>Armie Hammer made headlines once again this week when he compared Casey Affleck unfavorably to Nate …

Entertainment

Everything we know so far about Quentin Tarantino's 'Star Trek' movie, which will be rated R

• <b>Quentin Tarantino wants to direct a Star Trek movie.</b>• <b><br>The catch? It has to be rated R.</b>• <b><br>JJ Abrams is reportedly helping Tarantino find a writer, and will be a producer.</b><p>Quentin Tarantino has plans to direct a Star Trek movie, and his only demand is that it is R rated.<p>Deadline reported on Monday that …

Star Trek

We already have a headache from trying to decipher all the references in this new Ready Player One trailer

We’re slowly becoming convinced that Steven Spielberg’s new pop-culture hurricane, <i>Ready Player One</i>, is being secretly bankrolled by the people who …

Offbeat News

Ready Player One decoded: A shot-by-shot analysis of Steven Spielberg's new trailer

Superman

fim directors journey utilises script analysis methodology

Description<p>The film director’s journey begins with the screenplay. How we connect with and gain insight into the story on the page greatly influences …

Inspiration

Mark Kermode’s best films of 2017

Cannibalism in France, a latterday Our Gang in Florida, three women in Tel Aviv, and – at last! – a Blade Runner sequel are among the year’s must-sees<p>• Observer critics’ reviews of the year in full<p>To get a sense of how many great movies played UK cinemas in 2017, just look at some of the …

Film (UK)

22 Gift Ideas for Movie Fans: Moviepass, Roku, FilmStruck, Miyazaki DVDs | WIRED

gear<p>12.10.17<p>08:00 am<p>22 Gift Ideas for Movie Fans and Cinema Junkies<p>From movie theater subscriptions to minimalist posters, these gift ideas will …

Hayao Miyazaki

Woody Allen Getting Away With It Is The Norm, Not The Exception

Dylan Farrow says she was sexually abused by Woody Allen at age seven.<p>I believe her. Why wouldn’t I?<p>Actually, there’s an easy answer to that. By and …

Jewish Culture

Experience the Brilliance and Horror of 'The Royal Tenenbaums' Set to Early 2000s Pop Hits

Once again, prepare to have your day either ruined or made by this horribly awesome/awesomely horrible video.<p>As I write this, it's a bitterly cold …

Star Wars: The blockbuster made in Borehamwood

<b>The Last Jedi is released on Friday - 40 years after Star Wars fever first came to Britain. But the original film would never have been made without a British studio and host of talented artists and technicians.</b><p>Long before it became an all-conquering cultural phenomenon, Star Wars was facing a …

Star Wars

Box Office: 'Thor: Ragnarok' Passes 'Wonder Woman,' 'Wonder' Tops $100M Domestic

As noted yesterday, this was another quiet one, and not just because of <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i>. Over the next two weeks, almost every major studio (Warner Bros.,/Time Warner Inc., Walt Disney, 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight, Sony, STX, Focus Features, Universal/Comcast Corp., etc.) will drop a …

Movies

Why The Palm Beach Story is my favourite screwball comedy

‘They don’t make ’em like that anymore!’ Such a proclamation might understandably arouse suspicion, conjuring as it does the kind of misty-eyed …

New Ready Player One Trailer Makes Nostalgia a Matter of Life and Death

It’s like VR, but made out of all your favorite childhood movies.<p><b>Steven Spielberg</b>, prolific veteran of the craft that he is, made two movies this year—though we’ll have to wait a few months to see the second one. His Pentagon Papers drama <i>The Post</i> opens in theaters in just a few short weeks, and in …

Movies

An irreverent take on Godard

What approach would you, as a filmmaker, take if you were to make a film based on the life of Jean-Luc Godard? The Godard, who arrived on the scene …

The trailer for Spielberg’s Ready Player One

The first full-length trailer for Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ready Player One is out. I enjoyed the book, but the teaser trailer was awful. …

Movies

'Shape of Water' Is Wonder and Nostalgia Done Right

The beasts inhabiting Guillermo del Toro's imagined worlds never cease to raise his awe while inviting our own.<p>Wonder is no stranger to the work of …

Guillermo del Toro

Watch: Christopher Arcella’s Bitcoin-Inspired Short, The Satoshi Sculpture Garden

With bitcoin values soaring and “blockchain” the soon-to-be-new film industry buzzword, Christopher Arcella is out with a well-timed short, The …

Art

Sunday Interestingness: Is Your Work Good?

Thanks for reading!<p>If you believe this newsletter might interest others, I'd love for you to <b>use your power (word-of-mouth)</b> and share it.<p>If you'd like …

From Get Out to Spider-Man, Lady Bird to Blade Runner

From tabloid queens to animated heroes these were the unforgettable films of 2017<p>Here we are.<p>For the film industry, 2017 represented an important …

Frances McDormand

Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Comedy Series, Judd Apatow’s Return to Stand-Up, and More TV You Must See This Week

Plus the latest from Errol Morris production and the return of Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Trollhunters.’<p>This week’s TV is marked with long-awaited …

TV

Is China using social media to infiltrate Germany politics?

China's spy agency created fake LinkedIn profiles to infiltrate political and business circles, a German intelligence service has said. Fake profiles …

World News

Indies 'The Disaster Artist' and 'I, Tonya' shine as the box office prepares for 'The Last Jedi'

• <b>With Hollywood studios bracing for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" opening next weekend, independent films are benefiting at the box office.</b>• <b><br>"I, Tonya" had an impressive opening weekend.</b>• <b><br>Movies like "The Disaster Artist" and "Lady Bird" continue to preform well as they expand to more theaters.</b><p>Another week …

Movies

'Phantom Thread' Named Best Film by Boston Society of Film Critics

The group also recognized the Daniel Day-Lewis starrer with awards for best director (Paul Thomas Anderson) and best original score (Jonny Greenwood).<p>…

Phantom Thread

Menashe review – father-son character study is a bittersweet treat

A widower struggles to reclaim his child in this authentic and affectionate portrait of New York’s Orthodox Jewish community<p>This terrifically authentic look at life inside New York’s Yiddish-speaking Hasidic community is a bittersweet treat – a vibrantly engaging portrait of down-to-earth lives …

Film (UK)

Graphic Novel, Comic Books Can Benefit Scriptwriting

Description<p>Have you ever considered how Comic Book or Graphic Novel can help scriptwriters?<br>Do you think your novel or film screenplay could be …

Comics

Weekend Box Office: 'Disaster Artist' And 'I, Tonya' Win The Gold

There is a certain irony in that the two big “newbies” this weekend are empathetic biopics which offer a humane and sympathetic eye to infamous failures, and that both films are themselves anything but. Maybe there’s a thinkpiece there, but <i>The Disaster Artist</i> and <i>I, Tonya</i> are both acts of …

Movies

Hugh Grant: “In My Fantasy World, I’m In A Scorsese Film”; Actor Talks Career At BAFTA Event

“The films I like best really involve a lot of violence and death, so in my fantasy world, I’m in a Martin Scorsese film,” said Hugh Grant at a …

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