Cronenberg Is ‘An Atheist and Existentialist’; Tarantino Podcasts; Bleeding for One’s Art

Caleb Hammond • June 03, 2022

David Cronenberg loves Fellini but still thinks life is meaningless; with a new podcast, Quentin Tarantino continues to stay busier than you or me; inspiration from a true one-man-band moviemaker who sweat and bled for his art. All in today’s...

How the One-Man Show Behind Indie Horror Flick Sator Suffered His Way to Success (Video)

Margeaux Sippell • June 03, 2022

Jordan Graham has truly suffered for his art. He’s the writer-director-and-everything-else one-man show behind Sator, a 2019 indie supernatural horror flick about a demonic entity that haunts the woods surrounding a broken family’s log...

NFMLA Celebrates Women Directors With Stories of Rights, War… and Instagram

Jessica Pham • June 03, 2022

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles celebrated women directors with stories of women’s rights and womanhood, including films about a plus-sized comedian in a world dominated by impossible beauty standards, a 17-year-old Mexican girl finding retribution...

David Cronenberg on Crimes of the Future Walkouts, Kubrick and CG Drool

Jordan Ruimy • June 02, 2022

David Cronenberg may have hinted at retirement in recent years, but his new film Crimes of the Future is proof the legendary 79-year-old director is not done with cinema.  Cronenberg, a maverick who has always flown by his own artistic free...

Oscar-Winning DP Erik Messerschmidt on the Brand New ARRI ALEXA 35: ‘The Camera Is Just a Tool’

Caleb Hammond • June 02, 2022

To test out its brand new ARRI ALEXA 35 camera, ARRI paired 11 directors and cinematographers and sent them out into the field to create short films. Oscar-winning cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt was on hand at the ALEXA 35 launch event this...

Single Mother By Choice: How a Husband and Wife Team Captured a Real Pregnancy on Film During a...

Margeaux Sippell • June 02, 2022

Selina Ringel and Dan Levy Dagerman, the husband and wife team behind HBO Max’s Single Mother By Choice found themselves in a bit of a predicament in March 2020: Scrap the movie they were already a third of the way through filming, or rewrite...

A Chiara‘s Extended Birthday Sequence Develops Characters Through Pure Observation

Caleb Hammond • June 02, 2022

A Chiara opens with a lavish birthday celebration which unfolds in defined stages. A dinner with toasts leads to a dance contest which ends with some slow dancing. The idea for this extended sequence came from a 18th birthday party that...

Very Little Johnny Depp Stuff; Duh, It’s Iran; Sex Panther: An Appreciation

Tim Molloy • June 02, 2022

The Johnny Depp and Amber Heard thing is over for a while; Judd Apatow fields questions on the 15th anniversary of Knocked Up; a reader agrees with us about Top Gun: Maverick but makes us feel dumb while doing so. All in today’s Movie News...

Watcher Director Chloe Okuno and DP Benjamin Kirk Nielsen on Staging The Film’s Two Apartments

Caleb Hammond • June 02, 2022

In 1954, Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window led to the creation of an important cinematic subgenre: the voyeuristic thriller centered on a protagonist who peers curiously into the apartment complex directly across the street. Almost seven decades...

Knocked Up Turns 15: Judd Apatow Says Movie Was Inspired By a Random Conversation With Seth Rogen

Margeaux Sippell • June 01, 2022

A random conversation between Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen inspired the 2007 rom-com Knocked Up, according to director Judd Apatow. The movie turned 15 years old on Wednesday, and in honor of its anniversary, Apatow took to Twitter to answer fan...

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