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

NELSON CARVAJAL

  • Press Play
    1 comment
    tweet
    0

    Watch: My Life as a Swedish Pop Star: The ABBA Videos of Lasse Hallström: A Video Essay

    Agnetha, Benny, Bjorn, Anna-Frid: their initials spell ABBA. The band's distinctive image, indivisible from its sound and its success, was in large part crafted by Lasse Hallstrom, a director better known for his quirky comedies, like "My Life as a Dog," "What’s Eating Gilbert Grape," "Chocolat," a...

    Read More »
  • Press Play
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Watch: For Mike Nichols (1931-2014): A Video Essay

    There were three big “Mike Nichols moments” in my life. The first was the universally shared one: watching "The Graduate" for the first time.

    Read More »
  • Press Play
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    VIDEO ESSAY: In Memory of Richard Attenborough (1923-2014)

    Attenborough, whom most would know either for his acting turn in "Jurassic Park" or for directing vast films like "Gandhi" or "Chaplin," had other exploits up his sleeve as well.

    Read More »
  • Press Play
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    VIDEO ESSAY: Our Scary Summer: 1979

    The cover of the June 1979 issue of Newsweek featured an image of Sigourney Weaver from "Alien." The caption read: "Hollywood's Scary Summer." I was thirteen. The horror movies released that summer would form a grotesque carnival that mirrored my own and the world's anxieties.

    Read More »
  • Press Play
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    VIDEO ESSAY: From SLACKER to BOYHOOD: Cinematography in the films of Richard Linklater

    You can feel the heat in the Austin of "Slacker"; you can smell the chalkdust in "School of Rock"; you can feel the night breeze in "Dazed and Confused." And yet the camera here isn’t the aggressive, probing presence of a Scorsese or an Allen or a Lynch.

    Read More »
  • Press Play
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    VIDEO ESSAY: In Memory of Paul Mazursky 1930–2014

    "[Middle-class life is] on the edge of soap opera and the edge of real; it’s alienated and confused, almost tragic."

    Read More »
  • Press Play
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    VIDEO ESSAY: In Memory of Gordon Willis (1931-2014)

    Gordon Willis was a great cinematographer because he knew how to look at us, even when we couldn’t look at ourselves.

    Read More »
  • Press Play
    1 comment
    tweet
    0

    VIDEO ESSAY: Virtual Animals: Building the Digital Ark

    The fewer animals we find in the wild, the more we see on screen. The digital revolution has enabled filmmakers to create an entirely new breed of animal, one that exists only in the form of pixels. Absence of flesh and blood answered by an abundance of virtual animals.

    Read More »
  • Press Play
    1 comment
    tweet
    0

    VIDEO ESSAY: Fast-Mo: Fast-Motion Sequences in Film

    The kinetic speed of the fast-motion effect is a universal touchstone; it transcends language and culture barriers. It’s a visual representation of the voracious thirst driving life. It pushes us forward, even when we’re afraid to take that leap, because in life, there is no rewind button.

    Read More »
  • Press Play
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    VIDEO ESSAY: Lars Von Trier: Cinema's Dancer in the Dark

    Some feminists criticize the way Lars von Trier depicts his heroines, his obsession with their suffering, but von Trier’s films never struck me as misogynistic, as some critics claim. His heroines are complex and authentic. They make choices with conviction, even when those choices end up being the ...

    Read More »

Recent Posts


  • Watch Nicki Minaj's Highly-Stylized ...Shadow and Act
  • Ava DuVernay Has Multi-Episode TV Series ...Shadow and Act
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas "LMU" Mys ...Animation Scoop