“Zero Dark Thirty,” the epic new film about the decade-long quest to bring down Osama bin Laden, is a movie of such unfathomable complexity that it’s hard to imagine anyone having the wherewithal or skill to corral this thing into a workable narrative. That task fell to the Oscar-winning duo behind Iraq War thriller “The Hurt Locker,” writer Mark Boal and director Kathryn Bigelow.
Bigelow and Boal were able to synthesize… Continue reading Kathryn Bigelow & Mark Boal, 'Zero Dark Thirty' Filmmakers, On Their Osama bin Laden Manhunt Movie
This is a part of our ongoing Halloween series taking a look at the most influential horror directors from around the globe. Previously: David Cronenberg, Alfred Hitchcock, and John Carpenter.
Frankenstein wasn’t the first horror movie; it wasn’t even the first Frankenstein movie (Thomas Edison beat Universal’s stab by 21 years), but director James Whale seemed to know exactly what elements must be used to harness the tricky lightning of… Continue reading The Most Influential Horror Filmmakers: James Whale
Reel TV is a new column at Movies.com that takes an ongoing look at the growing intersection of movies and television. If there’s a big screen talent making the move to small screen, even temporarily, we want to tell you about it.
Earlier this month the broadcast networks announced their new crops of shows for the Fall season and it turns out quite a few of them have some serious feature… Continue reading Reel TV: Which Feature Filmmakers Are Diving Into the World of TV This Fall Season?
You probably haven’t heard of Tarzan and Arab, identical twin brothers from Gaza who, until recently, had never done what you likely do on a regular basis: go to the movies. There are no cinemas in the Hamas-controlled Gaza, something that makes the twins’s story that much more amazing. Tarzan and Arab — real names: Ahmed and Mohamed Abu Nasser — are aspiring filmmakers who have… Continue reading Tarzan and Arab: Gaza-Based Filmmakers Look for First Feature Funding