Jenelle Riley, provided by Published 10:00 am PDT, Thursday, May 16, 2019 Photo: Kirsten Ulve For Variety Photo: Kirsten Ulve For Variety Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Kirsten Ulve For Variety Entertainment Education Report: The Best Films Schools for 2019 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Where does the path to diversity begin? What kickstarts fearlessness and the will to win, to create, to innovate? How do aspiring entertainment artists and executives develop the skills to tell tomorrow’s stories and find the tools to build the next generation of platforms to sustain an industry where disruption is the new normal? Without the educators and programs in these pages, … [Read more...] about Entertainment Education Report: The Best Films Schools for 2019
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Miami's annual film review has returned. The tradition of polling a collection of local film experts, including critics and programmers who work for numerous publications, festivals, and cinemas in the city, was published on the website Dim the House Lights for 2015 and 2016, and the winners of the Miami Film Awards made their way to New Times last year. Now, they're back for another round. The voters this year were Igor Shteyrenberg, Victor Gimenez, Lucas Leyva, Dana Keith, Jaie Laplante, Dan Hudak, Chris Molina, Hans Morgenstern, Michelle F. Solomon, Alfred Soto, Trae DeLellis, Javier Chavez, Andres Castillo, Ruben Rosario, Lauren Cohen, Salim Garami, and this writer. Continue ReadingEach voter was asked to provide the following nominations and categories: 10 nominations for Best Feature Film, Best Lead Performance, and Best Supporting Performance; five nominations for Best Direction, Best Screenplay; and three nominations for Best Ensemble, Best Breakthrough Performance, Best … [Read more...] about The Best Films of 2018, According to Miami Movie Experts
Alfonso Cuarón’s luminous memory play “Roma” may be the purest example of what the snobs call “cinema” — applying a filmmaker’s skills to show life as it is, in black and white, with no musical score or other artificial tricks. But because of how the production was financed — and how that has determined where viewers are likely to see it, in a theater or on a TV screen — a debate is raging among those same snobs about whether “Roma” should count as a movie at all. When one watches “Roma,” whether on a big screen or a small one, there is no debate: It should count not only as a movie, but as one of the year’s best. Cuarón is the director, screenwriter, cinematographer and (with Adam Gough) editor on this highly personal story, based on his childhood growing up in Mexico City’s middle-class Roma neighborhood in the 1970s. The story is told from the vantage point of Cleo (Yalitza … [Read more...] about Review: ‘Roma,’ one of the year’s best films, raises the question: Is a movie on Netflix still a movie?
Adam Graham Detroit News Film Critic Published 11:00 PM EST Dec 6, 2018 It was the year moviegoers said "Wakanda forever." "Black Panther" broke down barriers of race in Hollywood blockbusters and became one of the highest grossing motion pictures of all-time. If the old rules weren't exactly thrown out at the movies this year, they're certainly changing. Films like "Black Panther," "Sorry to Bother You," "BlacKkKlansman," "The Hate U Give" and "Blindspotting" addressed issues of race in America in a crackling, fresh new voice, making old-fashioned movies about race (see "Green Book") seem just that: old fashioned. Meanwhile, there was a bounty of excellent films made by veteran directors (72-year-old Paul Schrader) and newcomers (28-year-old Bo Burnham, 30-year-old Carlos López Estrada), showing the wide range of voices leaving their mark on today's Hollywood. And there was a bear, a kind-hearted, soft-spoken bear, whose teachings rang … [Read more...] about 2018’s best films (and a few of its worst)
Feature Single Location Top 10 Lists By Kevin Lawlor The 10 best films set in a single location Most successful movies have a lot of moving parts. The cast, the direction, the editing, the costumes, the visual effects; they are all extremely important. However, the production design and set design are a big part of it. Would The Shape of Water be as successful without its gorgeous depiction of the laboratory and Elisa’s apartment? Think about how effective sets and locations are when it comes to the Harry Potter franchise. S ome filmmakers, though, have the courage and talent to set their films in a single location. Sometimes this comes from their financial limitations, but more often than not it is a creative choice. There have been many of these types of films over the years and they are a difficult genre to pull off. If the actor is not engaging enough, it can be incredibly boring. If the screenplay isn’t clever … [Read more...] about The 10 Best Films Set in a Single Location