Feb 17, 2009 Web Exclusive

When Morgan Dews’ grandmother Allis died in 2001, the New York writer/filmmaker inherited a wealth of her personal photos and 201 of her 8mm home movies, shot primarily by her during the 1950s and ’60s. Although Dews initially had hoped to make a short film from the footage, the images eventually composed the visual content for Dews’ first feature-length film, the lyrical yet unsettling documentary Must Read After My Death. More

Jan 30, 2009 Web Exclusive

Director Laurent Cantet utilized three HD cameras to shoot the improvised teacher-student exchanges in The Class, France’s first Palme d’Or winner in 21 years. More

Jan 12, 2009 Web Exclusive

Waltz With Bashir won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film and was nominated for an Academy Award in the same category.
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Nov 02, 2008 Year End 2008 - Best of 2008

Wood, who earned Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations for her breakout performance in Thirteen, goes toe-to-toe with Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler. More

Nov 02, 2008 Web Exclusive

Your scenes with Mickey Rourke in the film are quite intense. What was the mood like on set for that last emotional scene in the film?

We had a really laid back crew and they were all very respectful. It was pretty tense on set sometimes, and all my scenes were with Mickey, but we didn't really talk in between takes, and he wouldn't say anything until we were filming a scene, so I think we, especially Mickey, everybody just stayed completely focused and in character the whole time. It became a really emotional experience, but I think it kinda bonded Mickey and me in a father-daughter way because of it, 'cause we went through all that together, so we're pretty close now. More

Nov 01, 2008 Year End 2008 - Best of 2008

"You know when you smell something, and it’s like a really vivid recollection?” asks director Danny Boyle. “You get a memory throwback. I wanted to try and create that intensity in film.” More

Nov 01, 2008 Web Exclusive

French director Arnaud Desplechin, whose first film was titled La Vie des morts (Life of the Dead), acknowledges that there appears to be a preoccupation with death in his work.  More

Nov 01, 2008 Web Exclusive

Ballast, a meditative and visually eloquent film about death and renewal, is an unlikely work from a Los Angeles filmmaker. Shot on 35mm film in the Mississippi Delta while using only available light, Ballast has been linked to the films of Belgium’s Dardenne brothers, not only because writer-director Lance Hammer employed handheld camera, jump cuts and nonprofessional actors, but also for the naturalistic way the film depicts the emotional and psychological effects of impoverished living. More

Jul 01, 2008 Web Exclusive

In the early 1990s, Guillaume Canet was part of a wave of young actors—Virginie Ledoyen, Grégoire Colin, Élodie Bouchez and others among them—that infused French cinema with new blood and freshened its face for U.S. art house patrons. More