The revelation that older audiences have become a reliable movie-going demographic means that it’s become easier to build big-screen vehicles around the likes of Helen Mirren and Lily Tomlin. Add to that list one of my favorite, underutilized actresses: the great Blythe Danner, who’s front and center in the charming love story I’ll See You in My Dreams (Universal Pictures Home… Continue reading DVD Obscura: The New Indie and International Movies You Need to Watch
For the better part of sixty years, westerns were the bread and butter of Hollywood filmmaking. There were prestige westerns and B-westerns and everything in-between, with every year expanding the genre with dozens of new films. And then audiences lost interest in the late ’60s and early ’70s and westerns began to die out. The quintessential American genre was now a novelty, occasionally… Continue reading 'The Keeping Room' and the Indie Western Resurgence
Jurassic World: As Jurassic World prepares to unleash a new breed of dinosaur upon mankind, it’s time to take a closer look at how its other dino-tastic creatures have been brought up to date. Visit the attraction’s official site to see all the dinosaurs, plus a lot more, in advance of its June 22 bow in theaters. [Jurassic World via… Continue reading Movie News: See New 'Jurassic World' Dinosaurs; Kristen Stewart Joins Michelle Williams in Indie Drama
As we inch ever so closer to the end of 2014, our movie-lovin’ minds begin looking ahead at 2015. Many of next year’s critically acclaimed, awards worthy movies will debut at the Sundance Film Festival in January, and now that the festival has released their entire slate — including, most notably, their competition, midnight, and premieres lineups — we’re getting a nice eyeful… Continue reading 2015 Sundance Film Festival: See the Indie Movies Everyone Will Be Talking About Next Year
“Hard Drive” is a tough, challenging Independent Canadian film from veteran filmmaker William D. (Bill) MacGillivray. A recent recipient of the Governor General’s Award for Visual and Media arts, the Genie-nominated filmmaker has been crafting feature and documentary film for over 30 years.
With a story about young love between two people with troubled pasts, MacGillivray chose Laura Slade Wiggins… Continue reading Laura Slade Wiggins Delves Deep in Raw Indie 'Hard Drive'