Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies that have left us in recent weeks. Below you’ll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way.
Paul Almond (1931-2015) – Director. For Granada Television, he directed the classic documentary Seven Up! (pictured… Continue reading Remembering Geoffrey Lewis, Manoel de Oliveira, Andrew Lesnie and Other Reel-Important People We Lost in April
When Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy concluded last year, one thing above all that could be said for the three movies is they’re absolutely gorgeous. That was a consistent exemption applied to Jackson’s work over the past decade, actually. Whatever you think overall of King Kong, The Lovely Bones or that second Tolkien set, you have to admit they all feature extraordinary visuals.
We have Australian cinematographer Andrew Lesnie to… Continue reading Remember 'Lord of the Rings' Cinematographer Andrew Leslie With Five of His Best Shots
Director Marc Webb’s reboot of the Spider-Man film series has been a surprisingly polarizing topic among comic book fans and movie lovers. While 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man was well received and managed a respectable box office gross, some people were left scratching their heads at the idea of a reboot for a successful franchise happening barely a decade after the original series began. Still, Webb’s direction and the… Continue reading Comics on Film: Andrew Garfield and the Tangled Future of the 'Amazing Spider-Man' Franchise
Critics weren’t so kind to “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” when it was released earlier this year, and it seems that star Andrew Garfield wasn’t so fond of it, either.
In an interview with The Daily Beast, Garfield admitted that he agreed with some of the criticisms lobbed against the film — namely, the lack of a coherent narrative and the overabundance of villains running rampant — and revealed… Continue reading Andrew Garfield Wasn't Happy With Final Cut of 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Either