Tag: Film Directors

I am the night: Ben Affleck rumored to direct “Batman” solo film

Closeup of Batman

To truly understand the character of Batman, one must first endeavor what it truly means to hit a low point in life. That mindset defines The Caped Crusader, but in some small way, also defines the career of the latest actor to don the cowl: Ben Affleck.   Despite existing as a Hollywood institution for… Read More

Film Director Profile: Noah Baumbach

Noah Baumbach is a filmmaker who has yet to make a disappointing picture. Since he began making features in 1995, Baumbach has churned out a a number of impressive films, usually in the form of independent comedies/dramas.   Baumbach grew up the son of two writers: the novelist/film critic Jonathan Baumbach and the critic Georgia… Read More

Film Director Profile: Sofia Coppola

Being the daughter of one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, Sofia Coppola has a lot of pressure to produce good work on each outing she makes. Her family is one of the great cinematic dynasties, and since she began making features herself in 1999, Coppola has proven that she is up there with the… Read More

Movie Review: The Hurt Locker

  Watching “The Hurt Locker,” the technical mastery demonstrated by director Kathryn Bigelow is stunning. Bigelow’s films have always been well put together, but this one stands in a league of its own, compared to the rest of her filmography, and really most films that you see in theaters today.   (Related: Director Profile: Kathryn… Read More

Film Director Profile: Kathryn Bigelow

Few female filmmakers have left a bigger mark on cinema than Kathryn Bigelow. A painter turned director, Bigelow was the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director, and has made landmark films such as “The Hurt Locker” and “Zero Dark Thirty.” Over the last thirty years, Bigelow has made several impressive films,… Read More

Film Director Profile: Rob Minkoff

Last Friday, “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” opened to surprisingly good reviews and a decent box office turn out. The film looked like just another studio cash grab, but critics seem to think otherwise as it is currently sitting at 77% on Rotten Tomatoes.   This success makes sense, though, when you look at the talent… Read More

Film Director Profile: Hayao Miyazaki

Animation is a wonderful thing. It truly unlocks the artist’s imagination and allows them to create fantastic and beautiful moving images that are not at all bound by the constraints of reality.   A few artists have understood this medium’s potential. Walt Disney was one, John Lasseter is another, but perhaps the greatest of all… Read More

Film Director Profile: Alfonso Cuaron

The winner of the Best Director prize at the Academy Awards last Sunday was a man who you probably did not know existed before last year.   (Related: 2014 Oscars: Best Director Predictions)   Alfonso Cuaron is a Mexican director who has been making films since 1983; at the 86th Academy Awards last Sunday night,… Read More