A black and white poster for "The Lighthouse" with Willem Defoe and Robert Pattinson dressed as seamen with a lighthouse in the background.

“The Lighthouse” – More Like The Outhouse!

  I found myself drawn into a hypnotized gaze by the visual style and camera work of “The Lighthouse” but if one more person had...
A movie poster from the original Blade Runner movie. Harrison Ford a nd Sean Young appear in the futuristic scene.

Cutting trailers…how movies get marketed

This is the "official" trailer.  Looking at this one, its definately a trailer marketed for 1982 audiences. It wouldn't make me want to watch the film...
A beautiful blonde woman stares at a jukebox with her finger on her lips as she tries to choose a song. The logo of Jukebox International Film Festival appears overlayed on the picture.

Eliza Gales Interviews Jukebox Film Festival Director Darla Bayer

Q:  What made you interested in starting Juke Box International Film Festival? A: It all started when I discovered the 48 Hour Film Project. I...
Actor, filmmaker Jason Turner sits in an outside setting with trees in the background. He is wearing a white shirt and grey vest His black hair is combed back and his dark eyes penitrate the camera.

Filmmaker Jason Turner Talks About His Influences

Kansas City actor, filmmaker Jason Turner talks with act.land about his filmmaking influences, one of them being the Texas native, Robert Rodriguez.  Jason details...

Shallow Water (2017) review

A Look at the Past and the Future of Creature films EXT JUNGLE DAY We coast over a beautiful waterfall.  A strong but terrified woman, out...
An animated picture of John Snow, or the Iron Detective sitting at his desk drinking with a hallogram of his assistant.

Jason Turner on the Making of His Series, “The Iron Detective”

Jason Turner talks about the origins of "The Iron Detective" and how it originally got made.  Filmmaking is indeed a collaborative process and "The...

Bayhem, A Video Essay

Right out of the gate, I was inspired to give Michael Bay another shot, but this great video essay by Tony Zhou of Every...
A headshot of actor Chris Bylsma in cepea tones, wearing a brown colared shirt.

The Filmmaking in Scott Frank’s “Godless”

The Technique Scott Frank uses suspense masterfully as a subtle underlying energy while the story plays out.  We are waiting for Griffin to find Roy,...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

IX Productions tackles William Shakespeare and the results are fun. A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy written by Shakespeare. It portrays the events surrounding...
A promotional poster for "Altered Carbon" with the title of the show, the main character sloching down with a gun in his hand, and the scary glowing eyes of 'the protectorate' in the background.

Altered Carbon: Different Body, Same Soul

Word on the street is that 'Altered Carbon' has been green lit for five more seasons!  Fans of the show or the book series...
A picture of an older man with grey hair and a black suit jacket holding up a Golden Globe award.

Michael Ballhaus, Who Lensed “Goodfellas” and “The Departed”, Dies at 81

He was a frequent collaborator of Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Mike Nichols and Martin Scorsese, among others. Michael Nordine Apr 12, 2017 1:38 pm @slowbeard <img width="780" height="520" src="http://www.indiewire.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/shutterstock_8607185a.jpg?w=780"...