"Although he was not as widely known to the general public as directors like Scorsese, Spielberg, Eastwood and Spike Lee, his films were at the center of our collective memories. To name only a few of their titles is to suggest the measure of his gift." Chicago Sun-Times 04/10/11 Click here to read the entire … Continue reading In memoriam: Sidney Lumet, 86
"The scarcity of black roles in 2011 is partly a function of fewer movies being made, and certainly fewer serious-minded movies at the studios. When Denzel Washington and Will Smith were coming up, there were routinely chances to make those types of films.Now you need to go indie or wait for lightning to strike at … Continue reading Where Are The Young Black Men Of Hollywood?
"If anything, independent films that train a careful eye on that singular moment when someone begins to first define who they are, who they will become, are a deeply entrenched Sundance tradition. But no more. Oh, the young and troubled are still here in force, but the rules are being rewritten by filmmakers with a … Continue reading Sundance – Reinventing Coming-Of-Age
"The timing of the announcement was jarring to many because it came shortly after the council's chief executive, John Woodward, had publicly touted the health and growth of the British film industry." Los Angeles Times 08/12/10 Click here to read the entire article.
"The production, which will be directed by David Esbjornson, marks the first time that Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1987 play will receive a Broadway staging." Opening is set for October. Los Angeles Times 06/29/10 Click here to read the entire article.
"The protests that saved the program included director Martin Scorsese's open letter ... asserting the importance of movie screenings in a museum context. But despite the high-profile backdrop to their fundraising efforts, LACMA officials say that financial support -- presumably from film industry figures who'd be the logical donors to an L.A. film endowment -- … Continue reading Despite Outcry, LACMA Film Program Remains Imperiled
"Even though ticket prices in the first quarter of 2010 were up 8% from the same period last year--the biggest yearly increase since theater owners began tracking ticket data in 2001--they've already taken another leap upward." Los Angeles Times 05/21/10 Click here to read the entire article.