Pedro Almodóvar Interview: ‘Julieta’ Director Tells IndieWire About His New Movie — Watch

Pedro Almodóvar Interview: ‘Julieta’ Director Tells IndieWire About His New Movie — Watch Pedro Almodóvar’s dark mystery “Julieta” (December 21, Sony Pictures Classics) is Spain’s Oscar submission this year. After he introduced the Hitchcockian “tough drama” at Cannes, the storied Spanish ...

Pedro Almodóvar Interview: ‘Julieta’ Director Tells IndieWire About His Oscar Contender — Watch

Pedro Almodóvar Interview: ‘Julieta’ Director Tells IndieWire About His Oscar Contender — Watch Pedro Almodóvar’s dark mystery “Julieta” (December 21, Sony Pictures Classics) is Spain’s Oscar submission this year. After he introduced the Hitchcockian “tough drama” at Cannes, the storied Spanish ...

Julieta review – Almodóvar’s five-star return to form

Told in flashback over 30 years of guilt and grief, this tender melodrama based on three Alice Munro short stories is Pedro Almodóvar’s best film in a decade Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar’s latest, ...

Howard Shore, Composer for Cronenberg, ‘Spotlight’ and Scorsese, on the Creation of Diverse Scores

Howard Shore, Composer for Cronenberg, ‘Spotlight’ and Scorsese, on the Creation of Diverse Scores Watch a movie scored by Ennio Morricone, Bernard Herrmann or John Williams and you instantly recognize the composer’s signature sound. Having just received the prestigious Vision Award at the Locarno ...

Woman in the Dunes

Japanese art filmmaking writ large by director Hiroshi Teshigahara: a strange allegorical fantasy about a man imprisoned in a sand pit, and compelled to make a primitive living with the woman who ...

Ran review – Kurosawa’s masterful epic reissued

The Japanese film-maker’s adaptation of King Lear is still visually and dramatically breathtaking This 1985 film was the last proper epic from Japanese maestro Akira Kurosawa, and it’s a magisterial ...

Daily | “Cinematic” TV and Reverse Shot’s “Unauthorized”

"What Does ‘Cinematic TV’ Really Mean?" reads the headline over Matt Zoller Seitz's introduction to a video at Vulture that features examples of imaginatively directed television such as Fargo, True ...

Daily | “Cinematic” TV and Reverse Shot’s “Unauthorized”

"What Does ‘Cinematic TV’ Really Mean?" reads the headline over Matt Zoller Seitz's introduction to a video at Vulture that features examples of imaginatively directed television such as Fargo, True ...

Kwaidan

What makes a Ghost Story scary? This classic was almost too artistic for the Japanese. Masaki Kobayashi's four stories of terror work their spells through intensely beautiful images -- weirdly painted ...

Hiroshi Teshigahara and the Japanese New Wave

There are many names that come to mind when one looks back at the Japanese New Wave era: Nagisa Oshima, Koreyoshi Kurahara, Shohei Imamura, Masahiro Shinoda, and many, many more. The movement truly ...

2015 Sundance Trading Card Series: #11. Heather McIntosh (Z for Zachariah)

Eric Lavallee: Name me three of your favorite “2014 discoveries”… Heather McIntosh: MaddAddam Trilogy, Margaret Atwood. Volumina for Organ, György Ligeti. Mind Brains (Orange Twin Records) Lavallee: ...

Speed the Plow, Gently (Or, What I Took Away From the 2014 Ifp Narrative Labs)

Toru Takemitsu referred to music as the art of time. He modeled his compositions after gardens, attributing the ideas of time and space involved in cultivation to the placement of notes and time ...

Speed the Plow, Gently (Or, What I Took Away From the 2014 Ifp Narrative Labs)

Toru Takemitsu referred to music as the art of time. He modeled his compositions after gardens, attributing the ideas of time and space involved in cultivation to the placement of notes and time ...

Artwork and More Details on the Hannibal Season 2 Soundtrack Volumes 1 and 2

At the beginning of the month we got word that soundtracks (of two volumes each) are being released for "Hannibal" Seasons 1 and 2, but details on the latter were scant. Today that changes as we have ...

The Rest Is Noise Festival: New World Order

Pluralism is the defining feature of music at the end of the 20th century – from the minimalist film music of Michael Nyman to the lush sounds of Toru Takemitsu to the spectralist works that explored ...

Top 10 war movies

War is hell, for sure, but war can make for undeniably brilliant movie-making. Here, the Guardian and Observer's critics pick the ten best • Top 10 action movies • Top 10 comedy movies • Top 10 ...

Donald Richie obituary

Western authority on the culture of Japan, his adopted homeland Donald Richie, who has died aged 88, wrote extensively on Japan, his adopted homeland after his arrival in 1947 with the Us occupation ...

Notebook Soundtrack Mix #3: "Trespassers Will Be Eaten"

Above: A rack focus in Bullitt. Trespassers Will Be Eaten Perhaps a less eye-grabbing, but still “driving” title for this third Mubi soundtrack mix should be Shifting Gears...as such, it’s a ...

Notebook Soundtrack Mix #2: "Sleep Little Lush"

Above: Image from Maurice Binder's title sequence for Diamonds Are Forever (1971). Sleep Little Lush This follow-up to the previous soundtrack mix, Hyper Sleep, is very much the same animal: a ...

Between Music and Sound Design: An Interview with Composer Cliff Martinez

Above: Composer Cliff Martinez. Photograph by Robert Charles Mann. Bernard Herrmann, John Barry, Georges Delerue, Toru Takemitsu...sometimes it seems like cinema's greatest composers are all behind ...

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