This is the first in a series discussing some of cinema most potent single images. It’s sort of an anathema to boil a film down to a single image, nonetheless the power of one frame as it sears our minds and lingers in our conscious and subconscious thoughts when we recall the experience of seeing […]
Over on io9 this week, Charlie Jane Anders ranted about how audiences doth protest too much when original films “crib” story tropes from previous works. And they then go out of their way to point out plot points that they’ve seen before (which is an inherent guaranteed possibility in genre fiction, and […]
Oscar-winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins gets to pillage the Criterion Collection’s closet. Jenkins certainly is an intriguing filmmaker… his work is heavily influenced by non-American film artists (as well as Americans)… and that gives his work a certain type of visual, emotional, and cinematic grammaric edge that his African-American contemporaries. He strives for a style of […]
The three of us have been working on a little project that has the scope of being much bigger than we’re currently doing. But that’s the beauty of certain projects, you just go out and do them, and then you continue to build and build… then release a section of it — all the while […]
At the DGA screening of Edgar Wright’s BABY DRIVER, Christopher Nolan (of BATMAN and INCEPTION fame) handled the exceptionally smart Q&A with the near-manic Wright. Nolan’s questions discussed the project’s genesis (some 20 years in the making) and the complex pre-production process, which was told with a certain amount of joie de vivre! Wright, […]
It’s been a while since I’ve stumbled across these funny forays into the Criterion Collection‘s backroom. I’m not sure how the Criterion content editors select who they do (just like who can guess the criteria for films that get the “Criterion treatment.”
In this latest installment of the on-going seies, UK director Ben Wheatley gets […]
Directing BLOOM in Atlanta
Here are some production stills from the TV pilot sizzle we directed in March 2017.
Directing has to be the most intense rush one can get in the entertainment world. You prepare for weeks, if not months, for a few lightning quick days. Days that are filled with joy, exasperation, and revelation.
One of the things that weigh on screenwriters is the number of people who actually read your material. Unless it’s getting made, perhaps 30 people TOPS will read the work you’ve spent countless hours on. Such is the vagaries and frustrating aspects of the business.
What is doubly irksome is a screenplay isn’t a work that […]
The Criterion Collection has a new feature called UNDER THE INFLUENCE… which, as you can imagine if it is from Criterion, is a smart and compelling discussion of what films have influenced en vogue or stalwart film auteurs.
Barry Jenkins, director of the knockout MOONLIGHT, discusses his thoughts and feelings on the two WKW films […]