Meet Your Driver: Film, Gig Workers and Big Tech

Kris Hitchen in Sorry We Missed You, courtesy of Zeitgeist Films

“When you walk into an Amazon fulfillment center, it’s like walking into the Chocolate Factory, and you won a Golden Ticket,” says Janelle, one of the employees featured in videos posted to Amazon’s YouTube page. The introductions share a format,…  Read more

By Apr 8, 2021

As the Calendar Rolls Around: Producers and Sellers on the Pandemic-Altered ’21 Festival Season.

Frances McDormand in Nomadland, courtesy of Searchlight

For more than 40 years, there was a certainty to the film festival calendar—a comfort in knowing that, since 1978, when the Berlin International Film Festival moved to February, followed by Cannes in May, and Venice in the fall, there…  Read more

By Apr 8, 2021

Talking about Film

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By Apr 8, 2021

The Other Horror in Zombie Movies

Image by Leah Shore

The asymmetries of combat in a zombie movie are unlike any other: One must shoot to kill because only one side fights—the other side is merely hungry. The fate of humanity hinges on an efficiently delivered death blow. Characters can…  Read more

By Feb 10, 2021

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