Posted on Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 by David Chen
Even though I’ve been studying the new Wikileaks scandal in detail for a class I’m taking (and because it is a fascinating disruption of U.S. politics), I’ve found few intersections between the leaked diplomatic cables and what we do here at /Film. Until now.
According to Wikileaks cables, satellite broadcasts of U.S. TV shows and films are doing more to prevent Saudi youth from participating in jihad than U.S. government-funded propaganda.
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With Inception, The Prestige and each of his Batman films, Christopher Nolan has firmly established himself as one of the rare filmmakers working today who can not only produce complex, character-driven entertainment on the studio’s dime, but can command an audience while doing it.
Women viewers, though, would be forgiven for dismissing themselves from that audience, for reasons that likely hadn’t even occurred to Nolan’s male fanbase. Read More »
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers?
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Posted on Friday, September 12th, 2008 by David Chen
The /Filmcast: After Dark is a recording of what happens right after The /Filmcast is over, when the kids have gone to bed and the guys feel free to speak whatever is on their minds. In other words, it’s the leftover and disorganized ramblings, mindfarts, and brain diarrhea from The /Filmcast, all in one convenient audio file. In this episode, Dave, Devindra, and Adam discuss sports movies, internet fan reactions, and Christopher Nolan’s Insomnia. Special guest Vic Holtreman joins us from Screenrant.
Join us next Monday night at 10 PM EST / 7 PM PST as we review Burn After Reading with Eric D. Snider.
Download or Play Now:
- Your phone calls (781-583-1993) and e-mails
- The Wrestler
- Disturbia a Rear Window ripoff?
- The Fountain graphic novel
- Titanic sequel
- Christopher Nolan’s Insomnia
- Uwe Boll vs. Seltzer/Friedberg
- Fanboy rage
- Sports films