Remembering the late Robert B. Silvers, co-founder and longtime editor of The New York Review of Books, who passed away earlier this week. In 2014, he visited us onstage for Martin Scorsese's "50 Year Argument" and talked about what makes great editorial.
"Hey Col, have you heard of this 'World Wide Web'? I think it could be really big." In 1994, a man from the suburbs of Manchester, England, turned his personal movie database into the largest public record of movie information in the world, with one of the world's first internet websites, IMDb. We talk to IMDb's Founder and CEO, Col Needham, on our podcast this week about his story, and what... View details ⇨
"It’s not La La Land, that’s for sure. This is a film that’s very different in its approach, you have to go in without expectations. Because its theme is aging — what does one do as they’re aging? How do they think? How do they function?"—Joan Benec, the star (and real-life grandmother) of filmmaker Sofia Bohdanowicz's Never Eat Alone.
“The public reception and box office performance overseas totally dispels the notion that African American films can’t travel outside of North America. This clearly demonstrates that there is global demand for high quality original films that address universal emotions.”
Moonlight has been playing at TIFF Bell Lightbox for 21 weeks and counting. Tickets to watch this year's Oscar Best Picture... View details ⇨
"Where's the Rob Ford biopic?" Franklin Leonard launched The Black List in 2005 to use data to find the best scripts and stories in Hollywood, and is now a go-to for most Hollywood producers and studios. He joined our podcast to share specific advice and story ideas for Canadian screenwriting hopefuls.
"She’s a bookish young woman. She defies authority. She moves away from an abusive family and into the mansion of a rich aristocrat. He’s tall and beastly, rude and impassive. Their personalities clash. Slowly, they find solace — in each other, in their shared interests. They spend time together and learn from the vast chasm that separates their worlds. She learns his terrible secret. Her love... View details ⇨
Giovanna Fossati of EYE Filmmuseum and the University of Amsterdam / Universiteit van Amsterdam discusses new directions in film research and preservation, and presents an accompanying selection of silent shorts.