Tag: filmmaking

Filmworker (2018) 7.3

Filmworker (2018)

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Storyline:The story of Leon Vitali, who surrendered his promising acting career to become Stanley Kubrick's devoted right-hand man.User Reviews:

Portrait of a ‘60% Perfect Man’: Billy Wilder (1982) 6.5

Portrait of a ‘60% Perfect Man’: Billy Wilder (1982)

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Storyline:French film critic Michel Ciment interviews Billy Wilder about his life and filmmaking.User Reviews:

Dare to Stop Us (2018) 8.4

Dare to Stop Us (2018)

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Storyline:In Spring 1969, 21-year-old Megumi Yoshizumi goes to Wakamatsu Production. The company makes films popular with young people. Pink film director Koji Wakamatsu gathers there with young talented people who ar...

John Ford: Dreaming the Quiet Man (2012) 8.5

John Ford: Dreaming the Quiet Man (2012)

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Storyline:Dreaming the Quiet Man’ includes interviews with aficionados of Ford like, Martin, Scorsese, Peter Bogdanovicz, Jim Sheridan, William Dowling, and Joe McBride. There is mesmeric archive and rare photographs...

Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki (2017) 7.3

Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki (2017)

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Storyline:3 years ago, the Academy Award-winning animated film director Hayao Miyazaki shocked the world when he announced his retirement at age 72. But his creative impulse never faded. After meeting a group of young...

Side by Side (2012) 7.3

Side by Side (2012)

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Storyline:Since the invention of cinema, the standard format for recording moving images has been film. Over the past two decades, a new form of digital filmmaking has emerged, creating a groundbreaking evolution in t...

Zoom (2015) 5.5

Zoom (2015)

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Storyline:A multi-dimensional interface between a comic book artist, a novelist, and a film director. Each lives in a separate reality but authors a story about one of the others.User Reviews: Zoom is an indie themed,...

The Souvenir (2019) 6.8

The Souvenir (2019)

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Storyline:A shy but ambitious film student falls into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship with a charismatic but untrustworthy older man.User Reviews: masterpiece

Bowfinger (1999) 6.4

Bowfinger (1999)

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Storyline:Forty-nine year old Bobby Bowfinger is the owner/president of a Hollywood-based production company, Bowfinger International Pictures. The company has yet to produce a film, Bobby's personal net worth is virt...

After Life (1998) 7.7

After Life (1998)

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Storyline:After people die, they spend a week with counselors, also dead, who help them pick one memory, the only memory they can take to eternity. They describe the memory to the staff who work with a crew to film it...

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013) 7.8

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013)

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Storyline:Follows the routines of those employed at Studio Ghibli, including filmmakers Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, and Toshio Suzuki as they work to release two films simultaneously, The Wind Rises and The Tale of...

Ismael’s Ghosts (2017) 5.6

Ismael’s Ghosts (2017)

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Storyline:Having run away twenty-one years ago, Carlotta (Marion Cotillard) is back out of the blue. Ismael (Mathieu Amalric) has been busy rebuilding a life for himself next to Sylvia (Charlotte Gainsbourg) while wor...

Sullivan’s Travels (1941) 8.1

Sullivan’s Travels (1941)

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Storyline:Sullivan is a successful, spoiled, and naive director of fluff films, with a heart-o-gold, who decides he wants to make a film about the troubles of the downtrodden poor. Much to the chagrin of his producers...

Seduced and Abandoned (2013) 6.7

Seduced and Abandoned (2013)

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Storyline:SEDUCED AND ABANDONED combines acting legend Alec Baldwin with director James Toback as they lead us on a troublesome and often hilarious journey of raising financing for their next feature film. Moving from...

Destroyer (1988) 4.8

Destroyer (1988)

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Storyline:A prison riot breaks out at the moment of a serial murderer's execution by electrocution, and his fate becomes indeterminate when the prison is shut down. 18 months later, a team of filmmakers converge on th...

Score: A Film Music Documentary (2016) 7.5

Score: A Film Music Documentary (2016)

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Storyline:For a predominately visual medium like cinema, its musical component plays a vital role as well, especially its score. In that essential musical accompaniment, the soul of the film is expressed whether it be...