Sean Porter photographed two of my favorite films of 2016. Released first was Green Room, a brutal siege horror exercise which we talked about earlier in the year, and the other is 20th Century Women, which, during comparison, Sean describes as “a coming of age, sun-drenched, family dramedy”. They could not be more different. Although, in terms of his approach to exposure, are surprisingly similar. Sean deflates the conceptual stigma surrounding a fluid, less controlled set (and their practical limitations) and brings to light their ability to let intuition breathe.
48 hour video/film contests are nothing new, and filmmakers from all over the country enjoy participating in them. Now the 48 FILM Project is seeking to break the mold by offering a new twist on the traditional short film contest and a drool worthy prize that's enticing for just about anyone: a chance to shoot a Hollywood feature film, and the budget to do it. Come inside to check out all the details!
Two of the greatest filmmakers of the modern era, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, have predicted an “inevitable implosion” of the movie industry, which will lead to less films and an explosion of ticket prices.
Here at The Movie Pool, we are all about filmmakers and helping one another out. So when we come across an exceptionally put together film we like to highlight it.
As Paramount's Footloose remake is being bogged down by a sudden change in directors, fans take matters into their own hands.
Over on The Hollywood Reporter’s website there is a Round Table discussion with the directors of some of the top pick’s (some say shoo-ins) for this year’s Academy Award Best Picture nominations. They are:
James Cameron (Avatar), Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds), Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker), Peter Jackson (The Lovely Bones), Jason Reitman (Up In The Air), And Lee Daniels (Precious).
I’m very proud to see the Director’s Guild of America making history. For the first time in its 62 years, the DGA has finally awarded its top honor, the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film, to a female director, none other than Kathryn Bigelow, who helmed the visceral and gritty war film “The Hurt Locker”, an almost docu-style film that follows a member of the Army’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal team through a rotation in Iraq.