Sometimes, a movie comes along that appears to take the H.O.V. lane through the awards circuit.
Sometimes, a movie comes along that appears to take the H.O.V. lane through the awards circuit.
A reluctant hero, a frantic wizard, and a hodgepodge of fantasy tropes (including a damsel in distress) make for what may be the fastest-paced adventure tale ever. It’s called Short and Sweet and you might forget to take a breath while you’re watching it, at least until it makes you chuckle.
“Tall” is a compact history of the American skyscraper, an unassuming (though hardly unambitious) examination of a grand, at times grandiose, subject.
As the latest clutch of arthouse films – including Darkest Hour and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – are feted during this year’s awards season, the mid-budget film sector is grappling with Hollywood’s blockbuster addiction and the new challenges presented by Netflix and Amazon.
With the file-sharing wars in full swing, 2007 saw the movie The Man From Earth being pirated all over the Internet, but its creators didn't fight the movement. Instead, they embraced pirates and thanked them for their attention.
Amazon is shifting its long-term priorities to invest less money in indie films and more in commercial films, according to a new report from Reuters.
Oh No: A Star Wars Story. Listen, I had hopes for Solo, even if it can't help being the ugly middle child of the new Star Wars franchise. But at this point, the movie has seemed completely doomed for a while now.
The new action movie starring Will Smith, “Bright,” was watched by an estimated 11 million people in the three days after it premiered on Dec. 22 on Netflix. In theaters, that audience would translate to a nearly $100 million box office opening weekend.
Any doubts about whether Netflix has effectively established itself as part of the Hollywood community vanish immediately upon stepping into the company’s Los Angeles offices.
Ever wish there were a Netflix-style subscription service for brand new movies that just released in theaters? Well, there is. It’s called MoviePass, and now for just $10 a month you can see one movie a day in almost any theater. MoviePass isn’t exactly new.
When used as an adjective to describe a film, the word “complex” usually means one of two things.
There have been a lot of great films released since the year 2000, but some of them stood above the rest and elevated the medium to a whole new level of storytelling.
LOS ANGELES — As streaming services like Netflix and Hulu surge in popularity, movie theaters have been trying to compete by rethinking the concession counter and installing seats that resemble beds.
Given the rage freely flowing from America’s largest theater operator, AMC, toward MoviePass — the controversial, defiantly inexpensive subscription ticketing service that allows filmgoers to attend one movie per day, every day, for a $9.
Over the weekend, Legendary Pictures’ Warcraft opened in the United States with just over $24 million at the box office.
The first was that there was no way Hoffman had died with a syringe still in his arm — no way that an actor who brought such finicky dignity to his portrayal of the most desperate characters had permitted himself to die so ruthlessly unmasked.
There are people out there who have never seen The Princess Bride. They walk among us, holding down jobs, contributing to society, and generally living happy, semi-fulfilled lives.
Marathi cinema is one of the most evolved regional cinemas in India. In fact, according to noted film scholars, this is where the best of Indian cinema comes from. Whether it's Court or Fandry, Marathi cinema has got even celebrated film makers like Anurag Kashyap swooning.
Seen any good movies lately? Seen any movies? Chances are you have — but maybe not in an actual theater. Americans used to adore going out to the movies, but that love has been on the rocks for decades. Once, the rival was television.
MoviePass’s new $10 a month price point seems to be too good to pass up. They’ve rapidly increased their subscriber base and, despite upsetting the country’s largest theater operator, it doesn’t look like anyone can do anything about it.
Portrait videos are a touchy subject. As the logic goes, our eyes are side by side, not stacked on top of one another, making tall and skinny videos something subconsciously unsettling.
LOS ANGELES — Sequel fatigue does not fully explain it. Nor does an overload of mega-budget event movies. A spate of terrible films? Yes, but that’s not entirely the explanation, either.
Christopher Nolan, director of high-concept blockbusters like The Dark Knight, Inception, and Interstellar, and famous defender of the old-school institutions of film, went on a bit of an anti-Netflix rant during an interview with IndieWire today.
When your apartment doubles as your office, a workday can decay into a deserted arena for rival compulsions. Eventually you need to be among people again. That’s why I head to the movie theater at weird hours, seeking some semblance of ceremony. One ticket buys the ability to be privately public.
Sci-fi isn’t easily defined, but in determining the top 25 sci-fi movies of the last 17 years, we’ve done our best. No fantasy-super hero movies here; for an action, horror, or animated movie to be on this list, it needed to be firmly rooted in sci-fi origins.
Friday, 5.00 p.m., somewhere in central Shanghai... It's raining heavily outside. Big fat water droplets are falling vertically from the murky gray sky. They call it 'plum rain' in these parts.
Kurt Cobain once famously said that “punk rock is freedom.” By this, he meant that divorced from the dogma of mainstream rock, he was free to express himself however he wished, however odd or shocking that expression may well have been.
When you walk into a movie theater, you probably don’t think much about what’s going on in the projection booth.
First, the good news: 2015 was a fantastic year at the movies. There were great original stories, sequels done right, adaptations that match their source material and more. But for every great movie, there’s a ton of bad ones too.
I see a lot of movies. I moved to the Bay Area from New York nearly five years ago, knowing not a single person living in San Francisco, and I found going to the movies to be a solitary, almost meditative experience.
Please allow a moment of silence for “Tramps,” Adam Leon’s warm and winsome follow-up to SXSW 2013 winner “Gimme the Loot.
“Cult movie” is a hard thing to pin down. For the purposes of this list — celebrating the tenth anniversary of Donnie Darko — we’ve put a premium on the intensity and selectiveness of a movie’s appeal. We’ve also limited each director to one film. See you at midnight!
ON APRIL 8th Rialto Pictures and Studiocanal will premiere “The Graduate” (1967) in a “new digital print” in honour of the film’s 50th anniversary. A 2016 version of “Dr Strangelove” (1964) boasts a “restored 4K digital transfer”.
In the US, movie ticket sales were abysmal this summer — concluding with the worst Labor Day weekend since 2000. This followed six straight months of American box office decline in 2017, with big movies like The Great Wall, The Mummy, and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword flopping spectacularly.
LOS ANGELES — Netflix brought subscription-based movie and television streaming to the millennial masses. Spotify and Rhapsody did the same thing with music — pay once, listen to as much or as little as you want.
April 4, 2017 You don't need a whole lot of bells and whistles to make your film look cinematic.
Princess Leia and Harry Potter are dining in the eat-in kitchen of their midcentury modern home, sunshine bouncing off the white floors and refracting through the enormous aquarium that separates the kitchen from the den.
The Motion Picture Production Code and US law restricted real, unsimulated intimate encounters in movies until the 1960s, when mainstream cinemas began pushing boundaries in terms of what was presented on screen.
Every year movie studios and theater owners come together in Las Vegas for the CinemaCon convention. There are presentations about upcoming movies, sure, but CinemaCon is also a trade show, and that means the various vendors that serve the theaters have the opportunity to show off their wares.
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There is nothing like seeing a good movie in a movie theater. The big screen, dark room, and experiencing something profound with a group of strangers — it’s the ideal cinematic experience, a tradition handed down from generation to generation. If only there were more good movies in theaters.
You've been chilled by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of Gone Girl, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of Birdman, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of Foxcatcher, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time (or an opportunity) to wa
MoviePass makes it all really easy. Select the theater and film you want to see on its app, and the cost for the ticket at that location magically appears on a special debit card they provide you with.
There are so many films coming out at any given period that's it's impossible to keep track of them all.
In the search for interesting cinematic content, it's easy to lose faith, especially if you've grown up on a steady diet of Bollywood movies.
Going into this year’s CinemaCon, the annual Las Vegas trade show for movie exhibitors, studios, and vendors, the biggest question wasn’t whether some company was going to pull a blockbuster announcement out of its hat.
If you produced a movie featuring the two hottest movie stars in the world, with an Oscar-winning director and a script based on a beloved best-selling novel, you might assume you’d end up with a massive hit, right? Or at least a movie that everyone was scrambling to get a piece of
Most people have the basics of throwing a movie night down: you get a movie, you get snacks, you get comfortable, and boom, you’re done. When it comes to throwing a movie party in the backyard, however, things get a little trickier. Read on as we show you how to do it stress free.
We’re five months from the release of The Hateful Eight. How close to finishing are you? We’ve got a little bit more than an hour finished right now. I just got back from seeing an hour of the movie cut together.
Anyone in the movie business who tells you they’re not scared stiff about the future is probably lying. There’s ample reason to be fearful.
It's been 10 years since a trio of filmmakers conceived the idea for a visually rich science fiction parable filmed in Japan, but Dust, the short film they labored nearly a decade to make, proves that great art is sometimes worth the wait.
Filmgoers have handed the film the lowest possible rating, putting it among a select group of F-rated movies that includes the Nic Cage remake of The Wicker Man. Can the Jennifer Lawrence horror really be ‘the worst film of the century’?
As movie theaters struggle with tepid sales, Mitch Lowe has an extreme proposal for how to get more people into seats: Let them come to all the showings they want for about the price of a single ticket each month. Lowe, an early Netflix Inc.
It is a bleak time for the Republic. It is a period of great struggle for the entire planet, and not only is the dark side winning, it's no longer clear any other side even exists. Seriously, you guys – Earth is messed up. Just ask a polar bear, or an almond farmer, or a GOP debate moderator.
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My wife and I popped a bottle of wine on a Friday night last month. It was movie night in our house, which typically means surfing the iTunes movie catalog on our Apple TV until we find something that’s rent-worthy. There was plenty to pick from, but nothing that grabbed our attention.
During the past decade, 90 percent of the world’s movie theaters swapped their analog projectors for glorified computers that play files, not films. In this digital domain, the art of threading film gave way to pushing a button.
From “Jaws” to “Jurassic Park,” few directors can rival Steven Spielberg in the blockbuster arena. But even Spielberg’s magic touch couldn’t save “The BFG” at the box office. This story first appeared in the July 26, 2016 issue of Variety. Subscribe today.See more.
Just about every cinematographer will tell you the same thing: their work wouldn't be half as good without the help of their most trusted gaffer.
In 2013, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas predicted the film industry as we know it would "implode" if/when, in the near future, too many wildly expensive blockbuster movies flopped.
Two weeks ago, Shane Carruth's Upstream Color pulled off an interesting trick. After about a month in theaters, it went online, streaming from the movie's website and plugging into the larger markets at iTunes and Amazon Instant Video. Here's the interesting part: it never left theaters.
Domestic audiences are rejecting this summer’s procession of tired sequels, and international grosses won’t be enough to keep studios afloat forever. Take a quick glance at the box-office returns for June, and you could draw an easy conclusion: Hollywood has a franchise problem.