filmmaking

‘Wild Things’ Existed at a Time When There Was Actually Sex on the Big Screen

Now on Netflix, the steamy, silly 1998 thriller feels like it exists in a parallel reality where Hollywood was into threesomes and lurid love stories

The Great Directors — And the One Musical They Made

Musicals are a daunting genre, but many major filmmakers eventually take a stab at them. With Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ about to come out, here’s a rundown of how well other auteurs were able to hold a tune

How Mike Mills Made a Great Movie About Fatherhood by Focusing on an Uncle

‘C’mon C’mon’ follows a middle-aged bachelor as he’s forced to take care of his nephew. The Oscar-nominated filmmaker talks to MEL about why he’s okay with all of his movies ending up being about family — although sometimes even he hates how much of a double Pisces he is

The ‘Rocky IV’ Director’s Cut Is Sylvester Stallone’s ‘Citizen Kane’

The longtime action star and sometimes director looked deep into his soul in an effort to add dramatic heft to a new cut of the fourth installment of his famed ‘Rocky’ series

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