‘Lost in Florence’ Exclusive Clip: A Former College Football Star Finds Solace In Italian Sports After Breakup

‘Lost in Florence’ Exclusive Clip: A Former College Football Star Finds Solace In Italian Sports After Breakup The new film “Lost in Florence” takes a hard look at love, sorrow and the healing power of sports in the heart of Florence, Italy. When his girlfriend turns down his marriage proposal on a trip to ...

'Selma' and the State of the Black Auteur

In the late 1950’s French film critic and director Francois Truffaut defined an essential characteristic of what would later be called The Auteur Theory when he asserted that a,” …film would resemble ...

Complex narratives: 6 series that revolutionized television in the digital age

The digital age has changed television dramatically within the past two decades. With the advent of cable channels, home video media, dish on demand and the internet, the average TV viewer has a ...

Preferred Paradise: ArteCareyes Film & Arts - Part 1

Greetings from Paradise. My blessed good fortune -- actually Steven Raphael, founder of Required Viewing.net (producer rep, publicist, theatrical distributor) -- invited me to join a small group going ...

William Friedkin: 'I got fired five times from The Exorcist!'

Legendary director William Friedkin has just been given a lifetime achievement award at the Venice film festival, but he is still making big, critically acclaimed movies, such as last year's Killer ...

Vulgar Auteurism Needs to Drop the “Vulgar”

There’s a current trend in critical circles that’s been taking the internet by storm in the last few weeks, creating the sort of clicks-driven feedback loop these things tend to when they catch on. ...

10 Predictions For The Future of Cinema

The first ever film I watched was ‘Lady and The Tramp’. I don’t remember the cinema it was at, and according to my Mum I stood up throughout the whole thing, not necessarily taking the story in, but ...

Hollywood Grind: Sarris, Soderbergh, Sorkin, and Self-Plagiarism

Within the past 10 days or so, film critic Andrew Sarris died at the age of 82; screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's new TV series, The Newsroom, debuted; Jonah Lehrer, staff writer for The New Yorker, was ...

Andrew Sarris: the last of the highbrows | Tom Shone

Andrew Sarris, the film critic of the Village Voice, who died this week aged 83, taught directors how to be auteurs The film critic Andrew Sarris, who died yesterday at age 83, did more than anyone ...

Gaspar Noé’s ‘Irreversible’ and ‘Enter the Void’: ‘Extremity’ or Corner?

Gaspar Noé’s ‘Irreversible’ and ‘Enter the Void’: ‘Extremity’ or Corner? Gaspar Noé has made his mark in a cinema which has generally gone under the name ‘New French Extremism’, a body of films which mark French cinema’s attempts to rehabilitate itself after being ...

TV To Be Thankful For: 2011

Thanksgiving is here (American Thanksgiving, at least), making it officially the Holiday Season. It’s a time for reflection, for pausing to appreciate those people and things we’re most grateful for, ...

Every Michael Bay movie in one minute

Every Michael Bay movie in one minute We already brought you one side of the Michael Bay debate here at IFC.com this week with Travis McClain's piece "Why Michael Bay should be taken seriously." Now, via Jim Emerson's Scanners blog, the ...

15 Directors Who Shaped My Movie Love

So there's this meme going around that Paolo tagged me with. So why not? The idea is that you list 15 directors, mainly off of the top of your head, that contributed to the way you experience and ...

From 'Prince Of Persia' To 'Beastly,' What Are The Ingredients For A Summer Blockbuster?

From star vehicles to reboots, auteurs to anonymous actors, the competition for our summer moviegoing dollars is on. By Larry Carroll Jake Gyllenhaal in "Prince of Persia" Photo: Walt Disney ...

Michel Gondry Provides Updates for The Green Hornet, the Animated Flick Megalomania, a Time Travel Movie to Star Ellen Page, and Much More

At the SXSW Film Festival promoting a personal documentary The Thorn in His Heart, director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) provided updates on a variety of projects he has in ...

TV's Best of the Decade: No. 23 -- 'Dexter'

The auteur theory is alive and well on the small screen, albeit not in the same way as you'd see in the movies.   Folks like David E. Kelley, Stephen Bochco, Aaron Sorkin, David Chase, Joss Whedon, ...