An L.A. Minute Director on Cinema’s Love/Hate Relationship with the City of Angels
As one of the most storied and dynamic cities in America, Los Angeles is often the backdrop for cinematic fodder. From the comical L.A. Story to the (ahem, almost) 2017 Oscar® best picture winner La La Land, cinema has long drawn upon the multidimens...
How “Hot Summer Nights” Screenwriter Elijah Bynum Got To Direct His First Feature Film
To an outsider, the road to transforming Hot Summer Nights the script into Hot Summer Nights the film might look like the Hollywood dream.
Steven E. de Souza: Die Hard IS a Christmas Movie
Die Hard is a Christmas movie, full stop. Steven E. de Souza, who penned the film’s script more than 30 years ago, is adamant about that. But days ago at his Comedy Central Roast, the film’s star, Bruce Willis, told a wide-eyed audience “Die Hard is ...
How the Zellner Bros.’ Indy Feature Damsel Deconstructs the Western Genre
America was built on Westerns and with them, the tropes that have been cemented into audiences’ brains for decades. Classics like High Noon; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid have offered up cinematic archetypes in...