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RR Watch: Robert Rodriguezs Ten Minute Film School Is Essential for Aspiring Filmmakers

If four years and a mountain of student loans doesn’t appeal to you, Spy Kids and Machete director Robert Rodriguez has a cure for your film school blues. His “Ten-Minute Film School,” a 1993 episode from the Moving Pictures BBC television series that aired between 1991 and 1996, is essential viewing.

You can find several of his “10-Minute” segments on various

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.

whale header The Most Influential Horror Filmmakers: James Whale

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

  • On writing ‘Scarface’

    “<a href=”http://articles.latimes.com/1989-12-17/entertainment/ca-1635_1_oliver-stone” target=”_hplink”>I was doing a lot of coke at that time</a>. I understood the meglomania, the delight, the paranoia of cocaine. I was near the top of the film business and nearly blew it away. ‘Scarface’ was my farewell to coke. ‘Salvador’ was my comeback from the abyss.”

  • On George H. W. Bush

    “<a href=”http://articles.latimes.com/1989-12-17/entertainment/ca-1635_1_oliver-stone/2″ target=”_hplink”>The vandals are at the gate</a>. We have a fascist security state

  • 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?

    tarzan arab 530 Tarzan and Arab: Gaza Based Filmmakers Look for First Feature Funding

    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