Siraj Syed reviews Passengers: Window seat at the journey of a life-time
They’ve got it right. Not perfect, but right. Mind-boggling special effects and a mind-toggling emotional narrative. It’s an elusive, coveted recipé, and for once, somebody nailed it. Use state-of-the-art VFX, but blend them with an equally compelling story-line, sometimes shaken, sometimes stirred, and then pray you hit bull’s eye. Passengers is a journey that starts in outer space, but gets you...
By Quendrith Johnson
Sometimes you forget how intricate filmmaking is based on how easy it all appears on screen. And along comes someone like Oscar winning editor/sound-pioneer Walter Murch who throws light on every aspect that makes cinema loved worldwide. On the nuances of sound design, Murch off-handedly lays down the fundamentals of an art he actually helped shape.
“My mantra is: ‘clarity and density.’ If something in a film is too dense (too rich or intr...
"INTERCEPTED TRANSMISSION FROM CAMBODIA", highlighting the fundraising efforts of the independent Cambodian-based Vietnam War era feature; FREEDOM DEAL, currently in fundraising development stages to shoot in Cambodia, through our crowdfunding platform at IndiGogo @ http://igg.me/p/101764?a=207478, and through other direct means.
This novel reworking of a pre-existing work, ('Apocalypse Now') with sig ...
by Marc Rickenbach
The 64th edition of the Cannes International Film Festival opened with Woody Allen’s new film Midnight in Paris. The American
filmmaker, who has been honored by the festival in the past, is famously
known to keep his films out of any competition and often does not show
up, even if nominated. To some this might appear as a slight against
those who wish to celebrate his work, but Allen simply does not feel
that films, or any art for that mat...
by Marla Lewin
Francis Ford Coppola at Torino Film Festival photo by Marc Halperin
Another in our series on the Future of Cinema.
We were attending the Torino Film Lab and I had the opportunity to interview Francis Ford Coppola. I mentioned we are working on a series about the Future of Cinema, and Francis said he has his own theory, but it would take some time to explain and would use up all of our time. He doesn’t think ...