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    Sundance ‘10 | Drake Doremus Talks "Douchebag"

    26-year-old director Drake Doremus makes his Sundance debut with "Douchebag." According to the festival, the film is an "offbeat comedy that gives a modern twist to sibling rivalry."

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    cinemadaily | One Man Rambo

    In the outsider-cinema event of the season, New York's Anthology Film Archives is kicking off a weeklong run today of Zachary Oberzan's "Flooding with Love for the Kid," a one-man staging of "First Blood" (best known as the source material for the Sylvester Stallone film), made for all of $96.

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    Sundance '10 | "Bass Ackwards" Director Linas Phillips on His non-Road Movie Road Movie

    Director Linas Phillips is back with a new feature, "Bass Ackwards," screening in Sundance's new NEXT section. He previously directed and starred in the documentary "Walking to Werner," which screened at HotDocs and the Austin Film Festival, and he also has a few acting credits under his belt. His l...

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    "Teardrop Diamond"'s Jodie Markell: "Obsessed with Rediscovering Overlooked American Classics"

    Jodie Markell's adaptation of the Tennessee Williams play "The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond" is currently playing in New York City at the Quad Cinemas and in several theaters in Southern California. The film focuses on the loose cannon Memphis debutante Fisher Willow (Bryce Dallas Howard) as she fall...

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    Sundance '10 | "Bhutto" Producer Duane Baughman on His Portrait of the Fallen Leader

    Duane Baughman produced upcoming Sundance U.S. Documentary Competition feature, "Bhutto" - directed by Johnny O'Hara, (whose film, "Fields of Fuel," won the 2008 Sundance Audience Award) and co-directed by Jessica Hernandez a veteran television editor. The film turns the spotlight on the assassinate...

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    For Your Consideration: Is Kathryn Bigelow a Female Director?

    EDITOR'S NOTE: For this week's "For Your Consideration," guest columnist Matthew Hammett Knott contemplates a series of questions regarding the significance of potential Academy Award winner Kathryn Bigelow's gender.

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    cinemadaily | "Daybreakers" Comes to Light in Theaters

    "Daybreakers," the vampire film that took first runner-up at Toronto's first ever genre-focused Midnight Madness People's Choice Award, comes from writers/directors Michael & Peter Spierig. The Spierig brothers previously previously helmed the zombie flick "Undead." "Daybreakers," an Australia/US co-production starring Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe, is released in the US tomorrow. "Michael and Peter Spierig...place their story in a world in the near future, when whatever plague caused people to turn into vampires won out; there are few humans remaining, and they hide, so that they won't be used as the bottom rung on the food chain," writes ...

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    Sundance ‘10 | “The Oath" Director Laura Poitras On Her Portrait of Post-9/11 America

    Director Laura Poitras' documentary "The Oath" is the second installment in a planned trilogy that includes her previous film "My Country, My Country" (2006), which was nominated for an Academy Award, Independent Spirit Award, and Emmy Award. "The Oath," which is screening as part of the Sundance Fi...

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    Sundance '10 | "Blue Valentine" Director Cianfrance On the Film's 11 Year Road

    Filmmaker Derek Cianfrance returns to Sundance with his U.S. Dramatic Competition film, "Blue Valentine," described as an "intimate, shattering portrait of a disintegrating marriage." Cianfrance won the Cinematography Award (Dramatic) for "Streets of Legend" in 2003 and directed 1998's "Brother Tied...

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    iW Video | Reverse Shot Direct Address: Michael Haneke

    "I think that any director--any author, in fact--is more interested in the existential questions; the political component is secondary," explains Austrian director Michael Haneke in this edition of Reverse Shot Direct Address. "Whether you're making a film or writing a novel, you're dealing less wit...

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