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You’ve got a couple of minutes to build a world, fill it with characters, set a tone, and hook me into sticking around to see what comes next. Indeed, the opening scene of a film is a challenge. When it goes right, great opening scenes exist as a microcosm – a short introductory film that […]
At least one of Terrence Malick’s new films (shot simultaneously over the course of several years) has a chance at debuting at Cannes this year. Malick has been working on an untitled film set in the Austin, Texas music scene, but “Knight of Cups” – a film about celebrity excess – has received more publicity […]
On March 1, 2014, Wes Anderson (adored director of such visually distinct films as “Rushmore,” “The Royal Tenenbaums,” and “Moonrise Kingdom”) presented his new film, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” to a sold-out audience at Chicago’s historic Music Box Theatre. Among an ensemble cast of Anderson-favorite such as Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman, “The Grand Budapest […]