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Friday, Feb. 5, 2016
Chat Room: David O. Russell
David O. Russell is a five-time Oscar nominee and has been nominated twice for the DGA Award, The Directors Guild recognition came for The Fighter in 2011 and American Hustle in 2014. Russell’s Academy Award nominations were for Best Achievement in Directing for The Fighter in 2011, Silver Linings...
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016
Ennio Morricone's Score Stars In Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight"
All Ennio Morricone asked of Quentin Tarantino, after committing to score his new Western, "The Hateful Eight," was that the director feature his music prominently and give it the space needed to convey its message. Given how Tarantino feels about the award-winning composer, he hardly needed to ask...
Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016
Michael Bay Q&A: Benghazi Movie Is Apolitical
The very word "Benghazi" screams politics to most people - especially in this election year. So, is it even possible to make a movie about the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that's NOT political? "I know it's possible to MAKE a film about Benghazi that's not about the politics, because we'...
Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015
Quentin Tarantino Delves Into Conflicts Behind "The Hateful Eight"
Quentin Tarantino is waging wars on multiple fronts. His eighth and latest film, "The Hateful Eight," is his loudest, brashest defense of celluloid in the battle between film and digital. He shot it in Ultra Panavision, the dormant widescreen format of "Ben-Hur" and other '60s epics, and he's...
Monday, Dec. 21, 2015
Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay Reflect On Their Roles In "45 Years"
Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling might be cinematic contemporaries in our popular imagination, but they were near strangers when they began work on the marital drama "45 Years." Still, you wouldn't know it from the film, or their cheeky, sarcastic in-person banter. "45 Years," out Dec. 23 and...
Friday, Dec. 18, 2015
Spike Lee Kicks Off Amazon's Movie Slate With "Chi-Raq"
Spike Lee made his initial industry splash in 1983 when he won a Student Academy Award for his thesis film Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads. Fast forward to last month and Lee again earned special distinction from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), receiving an Oscar at...
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015
Spotmaking Vet Jonathan Weinstein Grooms Next Generation Of Talent At NYU
In February 2014, after 28 years working in commercial production, veteran executive producer Jonathan Weinstein shifted his career into academia, accepting a teaching position at The Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He sold GO Film, the...
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015
Filmmaker J.J. Abrams Reflects On "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"
J.J. Abrams can't really settle on a favorite moment from his saga of directing, co-writing and co-producing "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," but this one isn't bad. "Being here now means we're actually finished with the movie, which is a relief," Abrams said with Jedi calm. Perched in a small...
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015
Amir Amirani Demonstrates That "We Are Many"
On February 15, 2003, an estimated up to 30 million people, many of whom had never demonstrated before, turned out in nearly 800 cities worldwide to protest against the impending Iraq War. While the numbers are impressive, they seemingly were to no avail. The Stop The War coalition, as we well know...
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015
Alan M. Blassberg Reflects On, Informs Via His "Pink & Blue" Documentary
With a background in reality TV--including directing and producing America’s Deadliest Season: Alaskan Crab Fishing , which launched the long running Deadliest Catch franchise--Alan M. Blassberg in recent years took on a project which was all too real, profoundly personal in nature. He directed,...