The Blair Witch Project was such a phenomenon when it came out that no one really knew how to react to its success. Hollywood wasn’t sure if it could replicate it, which is why you didn’t see it get a new sequel every year. Not even cowriter/director Eduardo Sánchez had any real idea of what a post-Blair Witch career should look like for him.
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Director Steve McQueen is basking in the glory of his Independent Spirit Awards sweep and Oscars win for 12 Years a Slave. While we wait to hear where the filmmaker will be leading us next, take a look at this video essay featuring McQueen discussing the power of cinema.
For the British filmmaker, movies have to be about “an urgency, a necessity.” The Turner Prize-winning artist has… Continue reading Watch: '12 Years a Slave' Director Steve McQueen Explains Why He Never Wants to Make His Films Friendly
Note: In honor of the Academy Awards this Sunday, we’re reposting some of our favorite Oscar-related posts from years past. The following was first published on 2/26/13, and it includes a new intro from Geek Beat author Rick Marshall.
It’s worth noting this year that we have not one, but two science-fiction films nominated for “Best Picture” honors, though it’s understandable if the ambiguous futurism of… Continue reading 'Aliens,' 'Star Wars' and the Biggest Moments for Geek Films at the Oscars
If you were counting down the days until Kevin Smith started shooting on Clerks 3, you’re going to need to reset your timer. The divisive filmmaker – who was set to retire, but now has three new projects in the works – has adjusted his schedule and Dante and Randal’s latest adventure has gotten pushed back.
What’s got Smith so worked up that he needs to… Continue reading Kevin Smith Is Busy in His Retirement; Now Has Three Films in Development
These eight critically-acclaimed, award-winning films feature talented casts in riveting dramas and lighthearted comedies. From scandalous affairs to sidesplitting schemes, this collection includes some of the best of Miramax British cinema. RESTORATION Robert Merivel is a young man who seems to have everything…until an affair leads to scandal, suddenly leaving him heartbroken and penniless. Starring Meg Ryan and Robert Downey Jr. AN IDEAL HUSBAND… Continue reading British Cinema Collection: 8 Acclaimed Films