Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘The Devil’s Backbone’

August 1, 2016

I went to the movies that night in order to take my mind off the second anniversary of my mother’s death. I was in a lot of pain over her passing and, contrary to all the platitudes I had heard, time was not healing this wound. […]

In Like Flynt

August 1, 2016

Director Miloš Forman’s The People vs. Larry Flynt premiered 20 years ago, on October 13, 1996, the closing night of the New York Film Festival. […]

Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Moulin Rouge!’

June 1, 2016

A bright, white light was shrouding my vision. The thundering applause from several thousand hands was engulfing my hearing. All I could feel was the thumping of my heart as the adrenalin was coursing through my veins like a tidal wave. […]

Joanie Diener on ‘Hemingway & Gellhorn’

June 1, 2016

The wordsmith and the war correspondent were an item for not even a decade. Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn made each other’s acquaintance in 1936, married in 1940 and divorced in 1945. […]

Not Your Grandfather’s ‘Roots’

June 1, 2016

“Behold Kunta Kinte.” If those words ring a bell, you were around for Roots, one of the most forward-thinking and groundbreaking events in the history of television. […]

Sabine’s Plan

June 1, 2016

Veteran New York indie film editor Sabine Hoffman, ACE, discovered film editing and began her career as a student in Berlin. […]

Awakening the Force in the Cutting Room

December 24, 2015

Maryann Brandon, ACE, and Mary Jo Markey, ACE, spoke about their collaboration with director J.J. Abrams, and how he has incredible trust in his editors, giving them the time and space to shape the film in the cutting room. […]

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