Jessica Williams, star of the Sundance film The Incredible Jessica James, is hosting tonight’s award ceremony, which you can watch live here at Filmmaker. Check back after the show for the complete list of awards.
A woman, a man, a car and the desert. Widescreen. That’s the gist of this clip for Celia Rowlson-Hall’s highly-recommended MA, which opens tomorrow at the IFC Center via Factory 25. Check out the clip, read the synopsis below and see the movie! In this modern-day vision of Mother Mary’s pilgrimage, a woman crosses the scorched landscape of the American Southwest. Reinvented and told entirely through movement, the film playfully deconstructs the role of this woman, who encounters a world full of bold characters that are alternately terrifying and sublime. MA is a journey into the visceral and the surreal, […]
This graphics-heavy analysis of a key scene from The Godfather juxtaposes images with the script directions, along with on-screen annotations and an audio assist from a Francis Ford Coppola interview.
This 2016 supercut by Nikita Malko is notable for its intricate intercutting between a variety of pop-ish songs with lyrics and dialogue from the films chosen.
Alexandre Gasulla pays tribute to the Coen brothers with this supercut connecting motifs and visuals from across their body of work.
Another day, another 2016-in-cinema supercut, this time credited to YouTube user Beeblebrox.
The supercut of 2016’s best cinematography edited by Scout Tafoya gets points for originality in including FX’s Atlanta.
Martin Kessler’s supercut connects the visual dots across Andrei Tarkovsky’s filmography for eight minutes.
The latest trailer-but-not-really for the much-anticipated return of Twin Peaks has David Lynch “in character” as FBI agent Gordon Cole eating a donut.
“Do we understand…” How many times have the filmmakers in our audience read those words within the body of studio notes? Do we understand his or her motivation? Do we understand the stakes? Do we understand the backstory? Because moments of information-dispensing rarely provide cinema’s most thrilling, mysterious, poetic moments, they are often realized by filmmakers in the most prosaic of ways. Dialogue in a scene covered with a pretty basic sequence of shots. Let’s just get through this, you can feel the directors — and screenwriters — saying. But, as this video essay by Writing with the Camera shows, […]