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How to Follow Strangers: An Indie That Marches to Its Own Beat

Abe Schwartz | Posted 03.28.2014 | Entertainment
Abe Schwartz

I have a soft spot for indie films about characters in their twenties who are trying to make sense of their lives. But this is a bit different.

The First Film School in Space (VIDEO)

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.19.2013 | Science
Xaque Gruber

Astrophysicist and New York Film Academy instructor Rajiv Uttamchandani wanted to boldly take his students where no film school had gone before, so this summer he and his class launched a weather balloon craft, complete with camera, GPS, and parachute system, into space.

How Cinematographer Roger Deakins Helped Blur the Line Between Live-action and Animated Features

Jim Hill | Posted 07.13.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

while Deakins is quick to play down whatever small role he played in WALL•E's eventual enormous box office success, his creative contribution did not go unnoticed by others in the animation industry.

All-Time Oscars: The 10 Best Supporting Actors in History

Jon Eig | Posted 03.26.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

I'm not going to predict or select or analyze this year's winners. Leave that for the "critics" and "pundits." This year, I'm picking the All-Time Oscars. Today, I'll offer a set of nominees for Best Supporting Actor (of all time!).

Veteran Vérité: A Short Film's Collaboration Between a Veteran Actor and a Civilian Filmmaker

Annie Fabricant | Posted 10.15.2012 | Arts
Annie Fabricant

My head a little feverish, my heart pumping, I felt the intensity of emotion reverberate throughout my body. It's incredible that a few 14-minute films can provoke such a powerful reaction.

eXtinction Film Is a Powerful PSA for the Environment

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 02.14.2012 | Home
Summer Rayne Oakes

eXtinction is an environmental art short that brings together powerful storytelling and stirring imagery.

WATCH: What One Second Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.29.2011 | Home

The first round of winners have been announced in the "Beauty Of A Second" short film contest sponsored by watchmaker Montblanc. The first round compi...

Is "High-Def" Technology Ruining the Look of Classic Films?

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

This 63-year-old feature looked almost as if it had been shot last week. I was intensely aware of Moira Shearer's heavy make-up and could literally see Anton Walbrook's pores. It was fascinating, hypnotic, but also more than a little distracting.

College Graduation: A Very Special Mother's Day Gift

Don McNay | Posted 07.04.2011 | College
Don McNay

Sunday, May 8 is Mother's Day this year. It is also graduation day at Northern Kentucky University. I'll be at Northern, watching my nephew, Nick McNay, go through the graduation procession.

Canon 5D Captures Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights' New Video

Abe Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Abe Schwartz

DSLR cameras are currently all the rage for indie filmmakers, especially since Lena Dunham's Tiny Furniture took top honors at South by Southwest this...

Columbia College Grad Mauro Fiore Snags Oscar For 'Avatar'

Time Out Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mauro Fiore--who won an Oscar on Sunday--recently stopped in town to speak at his alma mater, Columbia College. Time Out Chicago met briefly with the ...

The Best Actor and Best Movie of 2008 Weren't Even Nominated

John Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Eskow

The most amazing "performance" of 2008 was that of Benicio del Toro as Che -- which, for my dough, was also the movie of the year.