London Fields

If you read that headline and thought, “Wait, London Fields was adapted into a movie?”, you’re not the only one. A film version starring Billy Bob Thornton, Amber Heard, and Jim Sturgess was released in theaters this past weekend, made only $168,575, and received a rare 0% score on Rotten Tomatoes. That puts it in the not-so-esteemed company of movies like Gotti, The Ridiculous 6, Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, and Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2.

But here’s the thing: while many directors would take umbrage at such a critical pummeling, London Fields director Mathew Cullen admits that he’s read the reviews and he agrees with them. Read more about the notoriously troubled production below. Read More »

If there’s one thing about Guillermo del Toro that shold be evident by now, it’s that he is passionate about film and filmmaking. Perhaps to a excessive degree — it might explain how he gets committed to projects left and right. Now he’s got a new project, and it is potentially something good for many filmmakers. Guillermo del Toro is opening Mirada, a company intended to be a workspace for filmmakers in which they can conceive, develop and launch their own projects. He’s not doing this alone — also on the team are cinematographer and frequent GDT collaborator Guillermo Navarro, Mathew Cullen and Javier Jimenez. Read More »