Have you ever wondered what your favorite director thought about shooting on digital film? How about actress Greta Gerwig? Have you even considered what the indie actress thought the first time she heard the whirring sound of an actual celluloid camera? What of cinematographers and colorists—how interested are you in exploring their relationships? (Are they adversaries? Do they work as a team? Did they start out adversaries, but thanks to advances in technology, now work as a team?) Have you ever wondered how Keanu Reeves would sound saying such profound phrases as “film has helped us share our experiences and dreams,” or “by the 1980s, Avid had developed digital editing into a cost-effective, computer-based system”?
If the answer to any of the above is “yes—but only if fed to me through a 90-minute documentary”—then you are exactly the niche audience longtime production manager and part-time documentarian Chris Kenneally had in mind for his second feature-length film, Side by Side.
The most talked about movie of the weekend won’t actually be coming out for another four months. Between the teaser trailer and the special free IMAX screenings happening tonight, James Cameron’s Avatar has captured everyone’s imagination this week. This is the future, people! Still, if giant blue aliens and computer graphics don’t Read More
It’s quite possible that the only geek sacred cow more overrated than Boba Fett is director Robert Rodriguez. So forgive us if we aren’t tossing bouquets at the news that Mr. Rodriguez plans on reigniting the Predator franchise for 20th Century Fox. Don’t get us wrong: We happen to love the original Predator, Read More
This has been the slowest news week (entertainment-wise) in recent memory, so a story about John Carpenter making a horror movie with Amber Heard seems like something earth-shattering, even if it totally isn’t. The director will guide the Pineapple Express actress in The Ward, a scary flick about a young girl who gets Read More
Sin City director Robert Rodriguez is letting his heart get in the way of his better judgment with his forthcoming big-budget remake of Barbarella, a source with knowledge of the production told the Transom.
Universal Studios has backed out of backing the movie, whose budget the source pegged at nearly $100 million, because Mr. Read More
Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City, based on Mr. Miller’s series of graphic novels, makes it look like we’re at the end of Western civilization as we know it. One has only to itemize its simulated atrocities-cannibalism, mutilation, beheadings, torrential bloodbaths, even a comically inefficient electrocution-to realize that Sin City is a dark and Read More