filmmaking

‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ Is All Beauty and No Bite (Or Anything Else for That Matter)

Last year when I saw Blade Runner 2049, I thought it was one of the most gorgeous films ever made. Struggling to put my euphoria…

The Director Who Obsessively Explores Evil in Hopes of Understanding It

Darkness envelops Jeremy Saulnier’s movies. Whether it’s his 2014 breakthrough Blue Ruin or his punk-rock follow-up Green Room, evil is never far off — neither is violence,…

Jonah Hill Becomes an Artist, Cries

On Sunday night at the Toronto Film Festival, Jonah Hill unveiled his directorial debut, the much-anticipated Mid90s, about a shy, lonely 13-year-old in L.A. who…

How Sound Artists Created the Most Epic Punches in Cinematic History

All that racket you heard in Fight Club — most especially the punishing fists that bloodied (if not outright destroyed) the pretty faces of Pitt, Leto and…