Sunday, March 5 2006
This year's Oscars looks set to be one of those rarest of Oscar years: the attempt at a statement.
Tuesday, January 24 2006
Trends, fads and formulas -- the stuff of modern cinema. This month's To Be Seen looks back at how Hollywood came to this place, and reflects on a time when a 'movie' and a 'film' were not two different artistic ideals.
Monday, December 5 2005
Romance -- or more specifically, the Romantic Comedy -- isn't dead; it's just been relegated to the '90s as said decade's defining genre de jour.
Monday, October 31 2005
Wood sheds light on the recent UN resolution allowing countries more control over their cultural heritage -- and how that might impact the billions of box office dollars flowing into Hollywood coffers.
Tuesday, October 4 2005
Many directors have used tried and tested avant-garde techniques to bolster the suspension of disbelief in editing, in camerawork, in sound design, and in narrative. But the single greatest gift to the escapist film comes from an altogether separate medium: music.
Monday, August 29 2005
Hollywood may be aware of auteur theory, but it has yet to sanction it as a proper means of creating capital.
Tuesday, August 2 2005
Bricks and mortar will unavoidably symbolize different things to different people, and they are very rarely going to coincide.
Friday, July 1 2005
The mainstream movie fan, in all reality, simply does not want to watch actors, no matter how talented, that they neither recognize nor care about.