[Video]: Clooney and Heslov’s Art and Masculinity

Beyond being perhaps one of the most iconic actors of his generation, the Silver Fox has been an active filmmaker since 2002, directing several feature films including Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and Good Night and Good Luck, about the real life broadcast journalist Edward R Murrow’s struggle to bring down Senator McCarthy. The Monuments Men, a film with a … Read More

Structure: Up In The Air

I have written before why in my view Up In The Air didn’t work for a mainstream audience despite the generous attention the film received around Oscar time last year. This time we look at the detailed structure in acts and sequences. Only now, at the time of publication, I realize this is an excellent title for Valentine’s Day (though … Read More

Best o/t Web 22 Aug

:: Joss Whedon discusses Captain America :: Facebook meddles with Social Network script :: In praise of Toy Story 3 (and Pixar as a whole) :: Francois Truffaut’s last interview :: Check the Box Office prediction model before you start :: Best comic book adaptation: Road to Perdition :: The Zombie version of Assault On Precinct 13 :: Chinese remake … Read More