“From his early days as a special effects assistant to revolutionizing 3D filmmaking, one thing has always been clear: working with James Cameron is a singular experience.”
The Top 5 Longreads of the Week
How rural America is failing migrants. The life lessons of soccer strategy. Moving on after the unthinkable happens. One house’s unsettling past. And a conversation between film icons. (Who doesn’t need more Nic Cage?) Welcome to our editors’ five favorite stories of the week. 1. What Happened to Rezwan Kartikay Mehrotra, Matti Gellman | ProPublica, […]
Filmmaker Barry Jenkins’ Adaptation of James Baldwin’s “If Beale Street Could Talk”
“I think when I found film,” he said, “I found a way — I still hide a bit — but a way to not hide as much. I felt like I could put these things into the work because it’s the movie. It’s not me.”
When the Movies Went West
Scorned by stage actors and mocked by the theater-going upper classes, filmmakers nevertheless developed a bold new art form — but they needed better weather.
The (Film) Revolution Will Be Streamed
“We have to get rid of the romantic part.”
The End of Independent Film As We Know It
How a new generation of indie filmmakers is finding its voice through Amazon and Netflix — and why this might be a scary development for the future of cinema.
Not Giving Up on the Dream
In the Los Angeles Times, Jeffrey Fleishman profiles two young Angelenos trying not to break down as they try to break into show business.
How Long Does Barry Jenkins Have to Keep Hanging Out with Damien Chazelle?
If it was up to the media, probably forever.
Black Men Terrified
Frederick McKindra examines how James DeMonaco’s The Purge and Jordan Peele’s Get Out turn the the horror genre’s racial dynamics upside down.
“BRAAAM!”: The Sound that Invaded the Hollywood Soundtrack
How Inception changed the way we listen to movies.