Lab Experiments

A Mono No Aware workshop (Photo courtesy of Mono No Aware)

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By Jan 18, 2017

Episodic and In Your Ears

Zac Stuart-Pontier and Marc Smerling, co-creators of Crimetown (Photo courtesy of Gimlet Media)

While the migration of independent filmmakers to the small screen is a much remarked about phenomenon, another entertainment platform, one growing even faster than television, is opening its loving arms to independent directors, screenwriters and producers. Podcasting, for its first…  Read more

By Jan 18, 2017

Happiness is Overrated: A New Book Examines the Arthouse Sub-genre, “the Feel-Bad Film”

Entertainment (Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures)

This summer I have brutalized myself with one challenging theater drama after another, and I have been utterly enriched by the truthful and uncompromising bleakness of these experiences. Stephen Karam’s Tony-award winning The Humans is a play about a family…  Read more

By Oct 20, 2016

Politics of Style: Restoring and Rediscovering Apparatus Films

He Was Once (Photo courtesy of IndieCollect)

“I want to make films on the other side of fashion, on the other side of taste,” whispers a melancholic starlet into a velvety black void. It’s the 1930s, and the alluring actress — known in Europe as “La Divina” —…  Read more

By Oct 20, 2016

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