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Are Film Schools Doing Enough?

Robert Rippberger | Posted 05.26.2016 | Arts
Robert Rippberger

There is one area though that most film schools have seemed to overlook, and that is beyond the mechanics, beyond the completion of the movie. What is the effect of cinema on its audience?

Cinematic Subversions of the American Dream

Matthew S. Rindge, Ph.D. | Posted 04.07.2016 | Religion
Matthew S. Rindge, Ph.D.

One of the most common religious categories that has been applied to film is that of "parable." Unfortunately, most understandings of parables are bland and antiseptic.

CultureZohn: Hitchcock/Truffaut: A Cinematic Love Affair

Patricia Zohn | Posted 12.01.2016 | Entertainment
Patricia Zohn

'Dear Mr Hitchcock: There are many directors with a love of cinema, but what you possess is a love of celluloid itself and it is that which I would like to talk to you about...' 'Dear Mr.Truffaut: Your letter brought tears to my eyes...'

Pop Goes the Weasel: A Conversation With M.J. Arlidge

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.14.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

"Real people don't live their lives in isolation. I think that's part of the secret to any good crime franchise --to have a series' character people really want to get to know better. People in the UK and U.S. seem to really respond to Helen and Charlie and want to go where they do. "

Doug Aitken 'Station to Station' (Review)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 08.25.2016 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

Last weekend I had the opportunity to screen Doug Aitken's "Station to Station" at the Nuart in Santa Monica. Aiken attended the screening with fellow art world luminaries who were impressed by the film.

David Fincher Said He'd Be 'Suspicious' If He Were Ben Affleck's Wife

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.10.2015 | Entertainment

David Fincher thought Ben Affleck was so convincing as a liar in "Gone Girl" that he said he would be "suspicious" of the actor if he were Affleck's w...

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night or Un Chat Andalou

Francis Levy | Posted 02.01.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

What is Iranian noir? Like The Blair Witch Project it's shot in black and maybe recalls 60's B movies like Succubus with a little bit of Rebel Without a Cause, thrown in.

The Screen Image Deteriorates

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.17.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

As I sat in an early screening of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 last week, I realized that I was experiencing a first in my career -- which, at my age, is a rare thing.

Ben Affleck Jokes 'Gone Girl' Full-Frontal Happened On Cold Set

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 11.15.2014 | Entertainment

When accepting an award for your latest film, what better way to use the opportunity than to bring up your now-legendary full-frontal scene? Ron Ho...

How Mark Zuckerberg and 'The Social Network' Changed My Life Forevermore

Tywan Wade | Posted 01.05.2015 | College
Tywan Wade

What his story taught me was that life is a journey. There are going to be times where you and when you're completely misunderstood by virtually everyone around you, but that moment in time doesn't define you. What you do after does.

5 'Fight Club' Fan Theories That Still Make Your Head Spin 15 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 10.15.2014 | Entertainment

I am Jack's constant speculation.size="4"> A major year for cinema, 1999 challenged movie audiences with rich, thought-provoking, psychological sto...

Pixar's Lava Uses Massive Characters and Settings to Tell Sweet Little Love Story

Jim Hill | Posted 12.13.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

While the artists at Pixar obviously found a way to make a volcano look personable and appealing, there was still the matter of selling the audience on the size of this character and the overall scale of this short.

Amy Dunne and the Two Lauras: A Consideration of Gone Girl

Jon Eig | Posted 12.06.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

Most of the supporting roles were quite good. I especially liked the casting of Tyler Perry as the celebrity defense attorney. The movie suggests that everything in our modern world -- from the news to the law to the identity of your spouse -- is one big show.

Your Burning 'Gone Girl' Questions, Answered

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.18.2014 | Entertainment

"Gone Girl" is something different to everyone. To many, it's one of the decade's defining literary hits. Others find it a "trashy airport novel." Mos...

7 Kinds of People Who Will See 'Gone Girl' This Weekend

The Second City | Posted 12.02.2014 | Entertainment
The Second City

The big-screen adaptation of Gillian Flynn's mega-blockbuster novel Gone Girl rolls into theaters this weekend, finally bringing us an answer to the burning question, "So is the ending the same as the book or not?" Here are seven kinds of people we expect to see in the audience.

Christopher Rosen

Trent Reznor's Awesome 'Gone Girl' Score Is Actually A Great Album Too | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.01.2014 | Entertainment

David Fincher's bruising, darkly comic "Gone Girl" gets so much of its punch from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. The composers crafted a musical accom...

Movie Review: Gone Girl -- Let's Do the Twist

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.01.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There hasn't been a twisty, best-selling legal thriller whose film version was as anticipated as Gone Girl since, I would say, Presumed Innocent.

At the New York Film Festival: Alarming Women in David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars and David Fincher's Gone Girl

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.29.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

David Cronenberg turns horror to comedy in his latest feature Maps to the Stars, based on fiction by Bruce Wagner. Hollywood is known more for its sup...

Matthew Jacobs

Now That We've Seen 'Gone Girl,' Does It Live Up To Expectations? | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.27.2014 | Entertainment

On Friday, the New York Film Festival screened the world premiere of "Gone Girl," David Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-seller. Starring ...

Christopher Rosen

9 Things You Need To Know About 'Gone Girl' Right Now | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.27.2014 | Entertainment

The following contains some spoilers about "Gone Girl." David Fincher's "Gone Girl" kicked off the 52nd annual New York Film Festival on Friday nig...

Not So Crazy About 'Gone Girl'?

Lev Raphael | Posted 11.26.2014 | Books
Lev Raphael

Why is it that when the media raves about a book and Goodreads and Amazon seem to rubber stamp that opinion, people are often embarrassed to dissent?

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of September 20

Digital Book World | Posted 11.24.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

The impact of media tie-ins on best-selling ebooks makes its presence felt even more strongly this week.

'Gone Girl' Ending Unchanged According To Early Reviews

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.22.2014 | Entertainment

The first reviews of David Fincher's "Gone Girl" adaptation have arrived, and the praise-filled notices confirm that one key element from Gillian Flyn...

You Can Now Preview Trent Reznor's Eerie 'Gone Girl' Soundtrack

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 09.20.2014 | Entertainment

Can't wait to see "Gone Girl"? Instead of rereading Gillian Flynn's best-selling book again, you can now preview the soundtrack (or maybe do both toge...

David Fincher's Gap Ads Are Better Than Most Of The Movies Out Now

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 08.28.2014 | Entertainment

David Fincher directed a new batch of Gap ads and, in classic Fincher style, they're stunning visual works accomplished through a kadrillion takes. Th...