directors

How Trey Edward Shults Turns His Own Family Drama Into Hit Indie Films

Writer-director Trey Edward Shults has never hidden the fact that his movies are, in some ways, transparent portraits of his own complicated relationship with his…

No One Makes Bad Action Movies Like Roland Emmerich

I wasn’t expecting much from Midway, the new film from Roland Emmerich, and it didn’t disappoint. There’s a marvelous predictability to the marginal quality of…

How Much Can You Trust an Endorsement From Another Director?

A new Terminator film came out yesterday and James Cameron is happy to talk about it. There’s a good reason for that: After years of…

‘Jay and Silent Bob’ Fandom Grew Up. Kevin Smith Didn’t.

In October of 1994 — 25 years ago — cinephiles across the U.S. were excited about the release of two movies they’d been reading about…