Getting More Immersed with Indiewire


  The Penske Media purchase of Indiewire has resulted in an expansion of my role as crafts and awards season contributor.  Beginning this week, I begin Emmy coverage of below-the-line contenders along with my usual Oscar season crafts reporting, working closely

Immersed in Blu-ray: Hitchcock and Bogart


The WB Archive Collection gets Hitch and Bogie on Blu-ray and they've never looked better for home viewing. In Kent Jones' indispensable doc, Hitchcock/Truffaut, he reminds us that Truffaut was on a mission to correct misconceptions about Hitch as a lightweight

Immersed in Books: Farber on Film


For the first time, the complete writings of film critic Manny Farber is available from Library of America, edited by Robert Polito (Savage Art: A Biography of Jim Thompson). Manny Farber (1917-2008) was the first modernist film critic to write like a modernist.

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FMX Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Special Tie-Ins

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As part of FMX’s 20th anniversary celebration, there will be several anniversary tie-ins, including Toy Story, ILM and Weta. The FMX 2015 conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia will take place May 5-8 in Stuttgart, Germany. Read more

Going Inside Out with Pete Docter

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Pixar is back at the top of its game with Inside Out, taking us inside the mind of 11-year-old Riley (Kaitlin Dias), where we explore her five very animated emotions: Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), and Fear (Bill Hader).  I saw the first two-thirds at Pixar early this month, and got the chance to interview Pete Docter and several key collaborators, who I will cover separately in the lead up to the June 19th release. Read more

Final Trailering of Age of Ultron

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The final trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1st) has arrived and it features Black Widow. Read more

Trailering Mad Max: Fury Road

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Watch the full trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road (May 15), which definitely looks like one of the summer highlights. Read more

Trailering Japanese Version of Tomorrowland

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There’s more footage and plot revealed in this Japanese trailer for Tomorrowland, so watch only if you want to know more. Read more

Paul Franklin to Discuss Interstellar at FMX 2015

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I will host a Q&A on the making of Interstellar with Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Paul Franklin at FMX  (May 5-8 in Stuttgart, Germany). Read more

Clipping Age of Ultron: Super Siblings

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Meet Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) in a new Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1)  featurette. Read more

Trailering Pixels and Arcade Madness

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Sony’s released the first trailer for Pixels, directed by Chris Columbus and starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, and Josh Gad. It’s inspired by Patrick Jean’s short (watch below with the trailer) and has fun with PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Centipede, Galaga, Frogger, Q*bert and Space Invaders. Read more

Game of Thrones Comes to FMX 2015

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The HBO flagship Game of Thrones will be one of the highlights at FMX 2015, the conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia (May 5-8), which celebrates its 20th anniversary in Stuttgart, Germany. Read more

Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee Talk Frozen Fever

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The gang’s all back for the new Frozen Fever short playing in front of Cinderella, in which Elsa (Idina Menzel) gets a cold while preparing a surprise birthday party for Anna (Kristen Bell). And with Frozen 2 just announced, we got to speculate about potentially expanding the role of Olaf (Josh Gad) as well. Read more

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