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Particle Fever Hits VOD: How Indie Cinema Happens

Jesse Damiani | Posted 09.14.2014 | Entertainment
Jesse Damiani

This summer may pack plenty of silver-screen explosions, but how many of them tell you what you're made of?

Why No One Cares About This Year's Oscars

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.29.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If anything, the disconnect between the studios and quality films is more pronounced now than it's ever been. Hollywood's solution? Open up more slots in the best-picture category, in hopes of tricking Oscar voters into nominating some box-office hits as well as the arthouse fare that seems to dominate the awards.

Dead Dad Premieres on VOD and DVD: How Indie Cinema Happens

Jesse Damiani | Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment
Jesse Damiani

The growing prevalence of video streaming, rental and purchasing services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, iTunes, et al., allows films like Dead Dad to garner deserved attention beyond the limited exposure of festival appearances.

How to Keep Film Festivals Relevant

Isaac Zablocki | Posted 02.17.2014 | Arts
Isaac Zablocki

Film festivals are a major industry. There are thousands of film festivals across the globe and many pay good money for a premiere film, creating a mu...

What Channel Is ABC?

Jim Monroe | Posted 11.24.2013 | Media
Jim Monroe

What happens when cable, telco and satellite companies realize there's an abundance of new, independent programming out there, free of the ruthless bundling and never-ending fee escalation that define their network relationships?

Actor Sam Rockwell Takes A Single Shot

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.17.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In A Single Shot, opening in limited release Friday and available on VOD, actor Sam Rockwell looks as though he's right at home as a veteran outdoorsman who keeps meat on the table with his rifle. Nothing, Rockwell says, could be further from the truth.

Movie Review: Afternoon Delight - All Hail Kathryn Hahn!

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.29.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I'll admit it. I have a critic's crush on Kathryn Hahn. Jill Soloway's witty, surprising Afternoon Delight only confirms it.

Too Busy to Get to the Theater, But We Still Want It Now

Gina Hall | Posted 05.29.2013 | Entertainment
Gina Hall

But what if it was available, say, for the price of a movie ticket or two to rent on your video-on-demand (VOD) service?

The Bitter Buddha: At 54, Comedian Eddie Pepitone Is Finally Ready for His Close-Up

Kristin McCracken | Posted 04.28.2013 | Comedy
Kristin McCracken

The Bitter Buddha, directed by first-time filmmaker Steven Feinartz, is an in-depth portrait of the life of comic Eddie Pepitone.

Movie Reviews: Red Flag, Rubberneck

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.20.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Alex Karpovsky actually has two films out the same day: Red Flag and Rubberneck. They also happen to be surprising and compelling, in very separate ways.

Future of Film: What Is a Movie's Sell-By Date?

Tribeca | Posted 10.30.2012 | Entertainment
Tribeca

What is a movie's sell-by date? Studios give tremendous care to the timing of a release date, taking into account competitive films, holidays, market analysis, and executive instincts above my paygrade.

Collaborator: Indie Icon Martin Donovan's Directing Debut

Kristin McCracken | Posted 08.25.2012 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

Now on VOD: the debut feature from the whip-smart Martin Donovan (Trust, Weeds, Saved!). Starring the elusive David Morse, Olivia Williams, and Donovan himself, Collaborator is a well-acted, intimate tragicomedy. Write what you know, right?

Can't Find My Way Home: Michael Cuesta on Roadie

Kristin McCracken | Posted 01.30.2012 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

Channeling his love of '70s rock, Michael Cuesta explores the silver lining in one man's failed future in Roadie.

Gary Susman

Moviegoing And The Economy: Courting Adults In A Time Of Declining Film Attendance

HuffingtonPost.com | Gary Susman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home

This is the second in an occasional series examining the recession's impact on culture: The Recessionary Arts. Find out more about it here. If you ...

Movie Review: The Double

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.02.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's hard to get a movie made - it's even harder to get it distributed. So it means something when a film starring Richard Gere, Topher Grace and Mar...

Seeking Cinematic Sustenance in a Saturated World

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 11.21.2011 | Entertainment
Ashley Wren Collins

There certainly are more movies than ever to choose from nowadays. But the ability to produce a higher quantity doesn't always yield a higher quality.

Joe Swanberg Says "Uncle"

Abe Schwartz | Posted 07.05.2011 | Entertainment
Abe Schwartz

Uncle Kent is about a 40 year old stoner/slacker/cartoonist (played by Kent Osborne) who gets into some odd sexual misadventures in Silverlake, CA.

Be Warned: What 2011 Means for Filmmakers

Jeff Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeff Steele

The national debt 'n' deficit crisis is a financial maelstrom of unimaginable size and severity. For producers, this can be a valuable guide for deciding where to shoot your films.

Cannes You Dig It? The Film Industry Champions Joint International Effort

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ashley Wren Collins

As this year's film market at Cannes clearly demonstrates, old models are not working.

Why HBO's New Download Service Won't Be a Hit

Silicon Alley Insider | Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

HBO is testing a new download service, HBO Broadband, in Milwaukee and in the home of the NFC runner-up Green Bay Packers. It has the makings of a sma...

Report: By 2012, One-Third Of TV Watching Will Be On Demand

Ars Technica | Jacqui Cheng | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Video-on-demand is steadily increasing in popularity and will occupy well over a third of Americans' TV-viewing time by 2012, according to research do...

A Guide To Watching Network TV Online

NewTeeVee | Chris Albrecht | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

ABC has made good on its promise to start syndicating content beyond its own site by announcing a deal with AOL that puts full episodes of ABC program...