Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Celebrating 17 Years of Film.Biz.Fans.

Features

  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Emily & Sarah Kunstler: "This is a film about legacy"

    Once deemed "the most hated lawyer in America," activist attorney William Kunstler fought for civil rights alongside Martin Luther King Jr., defended the Chicago Seven and ended his career by controversially taking on mob bosses and the Central Park jogger as clients. In their documentary "William K...

    Read More »
    MORE: Interviews
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    cinemadaily | "The Messenger" Spreads the Word in the US

    After a debut at Sundance '09 and an award-winning stint at the Berlinale, Oren Moverman's "The Messenger" comes to US audiences this Friday in a limited release. The film stars Ben Foster (in his first starring role) as Staff Sergeant Will Montgomery, who, with Captain Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson), is part of the Casualty Notification Office in the U.S. Army. He receives his assignment after becoming injured and now works in a unit whose sole job is to notify families of their loved ones' death while serving. Throughout the film, Montgomery and Stone develop a friendship that must help them both stay detached from the families they intera...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    1 comment
    tweet
    0

    Rise of the Critic-Turned-Programmer?

    With the appointment of Newsweek critic David Ansen as Los Angeles Film Festival's new Artistic Director yesterday, the programming ranks at fests are swelling with people who have made their names in film criticism. The New York Film Festival's programming committee is packed with critics, who took...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    1 comment
    tweet
    1

    Philippe Diaz: "I think that movies can help make the world a better place"

    In his new documentary "The End of Poverty," filmmaker Philippe Diaz examines the root causes of global poverty and challenges the effectiveness our current economic system. The film opens in New York on November 13 and in Los Angeles on November 25. indieWIRE contacted Diaz via email to discuss the...

    Read More »
    MORE: Interviews
  • Indiewire
    1 comment
    tweet
    0

    cinemadaily | Sheffield Wrap

    The 2009 Sheffield Doc/Fest wrapped up this weekend and this year's edition has left the Guardian's David Cox asking: "Is this the end of the line for the impartial documentary?"

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    22 comments
    tweet
    0

    A Tale of Two Trailers: The De-Gaying of "A Single Man"

    While the heterosexualized poster for Tom Ford's not-so-heterosexual "A Single Man" caused a wee stir last week, it seems the recently released trailer has just re-enforced those complaints.

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    1 comment
    tweet
    0

    Eugene Hernandez: Building Buzz

    New York, NY, November 9, 2009 -- "Precoius" v. "Up in the Air"? That was the case on Thursday night in Manhattan as the two expected Oscar contenders hosted competing events in New York City.

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    A New World Order? Looking at AFI and Doha Tribeca Fests

    I traveled to two festivals on opposite ends of the globe last week and saw two vastly different approaches to adapting large film events to the new economic realities.

    Read More »
    MORE: Features
  • Indiewire
    4 comments
    tweet
    2

    "Collapse" Director Chris Smith: "It was all an attempt to get the audience inside Michael's head."

    Chris Smith's "Collapse" is a feature-length interview with conspiracy theorist Michael Ruppert, a man whose ideas are often as scary as they are true. For many, Ruppert is saying what the rest of us are too afraid to think about. From the financial crisis, to international politics and global war...

    Read More »
    MORE: Interviews
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    cinemadaily | "Precious" Polarizes

    "'Precious' is a hybrid, a mash-up that might have been ungainly, but that manages to be graceful instead," writes the New York Times' A.O. Scott. "It’s partly a bootstrap drama of resilience and redemption, complete with a hardworking teacher wrangling a classroom full of disadvantaged girls. It’s ...

    Read More »

Recent Posts


  • The NewsroomRecap: 'The Newsroom,' Season 3, Episode ...The Playlist
  • Watch: 'Into the Woods' Featurette with ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • Top Ten Takeaways: Why 'Hunger Games' ...Thompson on Hollywood