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“Family Was Always On Set”: Valerie Weiss on Mixtape, COVID Rehearsals and Why Directing TV is Great

“FAMILY WAS ALWAYS ON SET”: VALERIE WEISS ON MIXTAPE, COVID REHEARSALS AND WHY DIRECTING TV IS GREAT

In the new Netflix film Mixtape, 12-year-old Beverly tries to learn about her late parents by tracking down the songs they loved, a...

“I Was Directing, and I Ripped My Bicep”: Dolph Lundgren on Castle Falls, On-Set Gun Safety and Fighting with Scott Adkins

“I WAS DIRECTING, AND I RIPPED MY BICEP”: DOLPH LUNDGREN ON CASTLE FALLS, ON-SET GUN SAFETY AND FIGHTING WITH SCOTT ADKINS

At the age of 64 Dolph Lundgren remains as busy as ever, alternating between Hollywood mega-productions like Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom...

 
 
 
Back to One, Episode 180: Rebecca Wisocky

BACK TO ONE, EPISODE 180: REBECCA WISOCKY

Rebecca Wisocky plays Hetty Woodstone, the deceased Lady of the Manner, on the new CBS series Ghosts, where she's a stand-out among...

The Lost Daughter Scores Four Wins at the 2021 Gotham Awards, Including Best Feature

THE LOST DAUGHTER SCORES FOUR WINS AT THE 2021 GOTHAM AWARDS, INCLUDING BEST FEATURE

Maggie Gyllenhaal's directorial debut, The Lost Daughter, adapted from the Elena Ferrante novel, was the big winner at the 2021 Gotham...

 
 
 
Headroom, Banding and General F-Stops: DP Haris Zambarloukos on Shooting Kenneth Branagh's Belfast

HEADROOM, BANDING AND GENERAL F-STOPS: DP HARIS ZAMBARLOUKOS ON SHOOTING KENNETH BRANAGH'S BELFAST

Adorned with a wooden sword and a garbage can lid shield, nine-year-old Buddy begins Belfast fighting imaginary dragons, cloaked in...

Back to One Episode 179: Alex Hassell

BACK TO ONE EPISODE 179: ALEX HASSELL

Shakespeare on the stage is his first love, but Alex Hassell loves the camera and it loves him back. Currently he plays Vicious in...

 
 
 
“We Found Ways to Combine Drama Therapy with Filmmaking into Something New”: Director Robert Greene on the Netflix Documentary Procession

“WE FOUND WAYS TO COMBINE DRAMA THERAPY WITH FILMMAKING INTO SOMETHING NEW”: DIRECTOR ROBERT GREENE ON THE NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY PROCESSION

At the root of the word “procession” is “process” - really a fitting description for any Robert Greene film. But the title of the nonfiction...

“It Always Seems That the Film Comes Together When You Just Go About Doing It”: Abel Ferrara on the Ethan Hawke-Starring Zeros and Ones

“IT ALWAYS SEEMS THAT THE FILM COMES TOGETHER WHEN YOU JUST GO ABOUT DOING IT”: ABEL FERRARA ON THE ETHAN HAWKE-STARRING ZEROS AND ONES

“Jesus was just another solider, another war casualty - but on who's side?” That's military man JJ, played by Ethan Hawke, in voiceover...

 
 
 
“While I Knew the Music Inside Out There Was So Much I Didn't Know About the Story Behind the Album”: Alison Klayman on Jagged

“WHILE I KNEW THE MUSIC INSIDE OUT THERE WAS SO MUCH I DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THE STORY BEHIND THE ALBUM”: ALISON KLAYMAN ON JAGGED

As perhaps one of the few people on the planet who managed to nightclub through the '90s without any awareness of shooting star Alanis...

Back to One, Episode 178: Jon Bernthal

BACK TO ONE, EPISODE 178: JON BERNTHAL

From The Walking Dead and Punisher to The Wolf of Wall Street, Small Engine Repair, The Many Saints of Newark, and this month's King...

 
 
 
The SCAD Savannah Film Festival presents Wonder Women: Below the Line

THE SCAD SAVANNAH FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS WONDER WOMEN: BELOW THE LINE

Taking place on a Thursday morning in late October at the Gutstein Gallery (or online for pass-holders who didn't care to brave the...

“My Parents Supported Me Making This Art about Them”: Nira Burstein on Charm Circle

“MY PARENTS SUPPORTED ME MAKING THIS ART ABOUT THEM”: NIRA BURSTEIN ON CHARM CIRCLE

After appearing in the international competition at Sheffield DocFest 2021 and being hailed by press, juries, and audiences alike as...

 
 
 
Bun B on the Houston Cinema Arts Society, Criterion Laserdiscs and Squid Game

BUN B ON THE HOUSTON CINEMA ARTS SOCIETY, CRITERION LASERDISCS AND SQUID GAME

In May of 2015, legendary rapper and Texan Bun B joined the board of directors of the Houston Cinema Arts Society-first conceived in...

“This Sometimes Happens, That Cameras Fall in Love”: Alexandre Koberidze on What We See When We Look At The Sky? 

“THIS SOMETIMES HAPPENS, THAT CAMERAS FALL IN LOVE”: ALEXANDRE KOBERIDZE ON WHAT WE SEE WHEN WE LOOK AT THE SKY? 

Alexandre Koberidze's camera is caught up in the day-to-day of the locals of Kutaisi, Georgia, before the meet-cute of main characters...

 
 
 
“There Are So Many Parallels Between What Went On Then and Trying To Pass Biden's Spending and Energy Bills Today”: Chris Hegedus on the Restoration of The Energy War, Part Two: Filibuster at DOC NYC

“THERE ARE SO MANY PARALLELS BETWEEN WHAT WENT ON THEN AND TRYING TO PASS BIDEN'S SPENDING AND ENERGY BILLS TODAY”: CHRIS HEGEDUS ON THE RESTORATION OF THE ENERGY WAR, PART TWO: FILIBUSTER AT DOC NYC

Originally released in 1978 as a three-part, five-hour series, The Energy War follows the passage of a key piece of President Jimmy...

Line to Line: Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2021

LINE TO LINE: JIHLAVA INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2021

Lines are a bit of a theme at the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival. There are those you expect, greeting you in front...

 
 
 
The SCAD Savannah Film Festival presents Wonder Women: Producers

THE SCAD SAVANNAH FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS WONDER WOMEN: PRODUCERS

A perennial highlight at the SCAD Savannah Film Festival , this year's back-to-in-person Wonder Women: Producers panel was jam-packed...

Nine Best of the Fests Must-Sees at DOC NYC

NINE BEST OF THE FESTS MUST-SEES AT DOC NYC

This year's DOC NYC is actually two consecutive fests. From November 10-18, vaxxed and masked fans of nonfiction cinema will be able...

 
 
 

“THIS IS DANGEROUS, MURKY WATER”: NICK BROOMFIELD ON LAST MAN STANDING: SUGE KNIGHT AND THE MURDERS OF BIGGIE & TUPAC

Nearly two decades on from the release of his controversial 2002 opus Biggie & Tupac, British filmmaker Nick Broomfield is revisiting...

“We Were Inspired by Haskell the Activist, the Person, and Not the Hollywood Legend and Cinematographer”: Cinematographer and DOC NYC Honoree Joan Churchill and Sound Recordist Alan Barker on Their Wexler Doc, Shoot from the Heart

“WE WERE INSPIRED BY HASKELL THE ACTIVIST, THE PERSON, AND NOT THE HOLLYWOOD LEGEND AND CINEMATOGRAPHER”: CINEMATOGRAPHER AND DOC NYC HONOREE JOAN CHURCHILL AND SOUND RECORDIST ALAN BARKER ON THEIR WEXLER DOC, SHOOT FROM THE HEART

Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler (Medium Cool, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf) is the...

 
 
 



Back in Spain, Ancelotti has Madrid back on the title track

Back in Spain, Ancelotti has Madrid back on the title track

BARCELONA, Spain - Relying on Karim Benzema's feet and Thibaut Courtois' hands, Real Madrid is back on course to winning titles in its second stint under veteran coach Carlo... Read more ...

The Radical Young Intellectuals Who Want to Take Over the American Right

“Conservatism in 2021 means radicalism,” announced Nate Hochman, a 23-year-old writer at National Review. Describing the posture of his political milieu, Hochman spoke with... Read more ...

Peter Welch's “All Hands on Deck” Moment

Last month, Representative Peter Welch of Vermont announced that he would run to succeed Senator Patrick Leahy, after the longest-serving senator and famed Batman enthusiast... Read more ...

The Ongoing Toll of Segregation

Dismantling segregation in the United States has proven exceedingly difficult. In 1966, when Martin Luther King Jr. and fellow marchers were pelted with rocks and bottles in a... Read more ...

Archbishop of Paris who admitted to ‘ambiguous' relationship with a woman...

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Greece allowing 17 Turkish nationals to seek asylum

Authorities say 17 Turkish nationals received permission to enter Greece and apply for asylum there after they crossed the border from Turkey Read more ...

Report: China clears Boeing 737 Max to fly again

A Chinese news outlet says regulators have cleared the Boeing 737 Max to fly again with technology upgrades more than two years after the plane was grounded worldwide following... Read more ...

Indian Health Ministry confirms first cases of omicron coronavirus variant...

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Buffalo Grove police officers shoot, kill man firing guns in air, department...

A Buffalo Grove police spokesperson said a man in his 20s with two handguns had called 911. When officers arrived, they saw him firing the guns in the air. Read more ...

‘What a coward': Teen KO'd by sucker punch during handshakes at US high...

‘What a coward': Teen KO'd by sucker punch during handshakes at US high school basketball game

A teenage US high school basketball player has been arrested after a rival was brutally sucker-punched during the ceremonial handshakes following a game earlier this week. The... Read more ...