Tag: filmmaking

“The Great Recession”

At Film Comment, Shonni Enelow writes about a new style of acting in American film. “But something else is brewing. [Jennifer] Lawrence’s characters in Winter’s Bone and The Hunger Games don’t arrive at emotional release or revelation; rather than fight to express themselves, her characters fight not to. […]

“The Return of Candyman”

At Chicago Magazine, Jake Malooley writes about the origins of Candyman (1992) in a piece about a murder in Chicago’s Grace Abbott Homes. “To get at the real horror behind Candyman, I knew I had to talk to Steve Bogira. Now 66, the veteran journalist covered race and […]

Malibu Custer

At Movies Silently, Fritzi writes about the 1911 film Custer’s Last Fight, presented by the Quality Amusement Corporation on the 35th anniversary of his death. “There are few former heroes who have fallen in the public regard as far and as fast as Custer. Thanks to the enthusiastic […]